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James John Barnes, American historian, educator.


Barnes, James John was born on November 16, 1931 in St. Paul. Son of Harry George and Bertha (Blaul) Barnes.


Bachelor, Amherst College, 1954. Bachelor, New College, Oxford, 1956. Master of Arts, New College, Oxford, 1961.

Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1960. Doctor of Humane Letters, College of Wooster, 1976. Doctor of Humane Letters, Amherst College, 1999.


Instructor history, Amherst College, 1959-1962;assistant professor of history, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, 1962-1967;associate professor of history, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, 1967-1976;professor of history, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, since 1976;department chairman history, Hadley professor, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, 1979-1997.



Member Rhodes Scholar Selection Committee for Indiana, 1965-1989, Crawfordsville Community Action Council, 1966-1969, Crawfordsville Community Day Care Committee, 1966-1967. Member vestry St. John's Episcopal Church, 1966-1969. Member Ind.Adv. Committee State Rehabilitation Superior vena cava syndrome for Blind, 1979-1981.

Trustee Indiana History Society, since 1982. Member American History Association, Ouiatenon Literary Society, Conference British Studies, Research Society Victorian Periodicals, American Rhodes Scholars, Society HistoriansAm. Foreign Rels., Indiana History Society, Montgomery County History Society, Midwest Victorian Studies Association (president 1989-1991), Indiana Association Historians, N.E. Victorian Studies Association, National Book League, United States Chess Federation, Bibliographical Society United Kingdom, Society for History of Authorship, Reading and Public, American Council of Blind, United Oxford and Cambridge Club of London, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Patience Rogers Plummer, July 9, 1955. Children– Jennifer Chase, Geoffrey Prescott.

Harry George Barnes

Bertha (Blaul) Barnes

Patience Rogers Plummer

Jennifer Chase Barnes

Geoffrey Prescott Barnes