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educator , historian , writer

James William Pohl, American historian, educator, writer. Named Distinguished Alumnus, University North Texas, 1989, Outstanding Centennial Alumnus, 1990; recipient distinguished service award Texas State History Association, 1986, 88, John Bell Hood award, 1990, commendation of distinguished service to Texas, Governor of Texas, 1986, 87.

Background

Pohl, James William was born on July 26, 1931 in Dubuque, Iowa, United States. Son of LeRoy Louis and Rosine Marie Charlotte (Krentz) Pohl.

Education

Student, University Missouri, 1952. Bachelor, University North Texas, 1953. Master of Arts, University North Texas, 1955.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Texas, 1967.

Career

Professor history Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, since 1964. Lecturer University Houston, 1964-1965. Visiting professor University Texas, Austin, 1985-1986.

Director, president Texas State History Association, Austin, 1985-1988. Director Center for Study of History, University Texas, 1985-1986. Member Jacob Javits Fellowship committee United States Department Education, Washington, since 1987.

Fellow Mosher Institute for Defense Studies, College Station, Texas, since 1988.

Works

Membership

Member Sesquicentennial Commission Texas, 1985-1987. First lieutenant United States Marine Corps, 1953-1957. Member Scholia (factotum 1977-1978).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: swimming, art, music.

Connections

Married Patsy Gayle Reynolds, November 5, 1965. Children: John Frederick, Anna Lise.

father:
LeRoy Louis Pohl

mother:
Rosine Marie Charlotte (Krentz) Pohl

spouse:
Patsy Gayle Reynolds

children:
John Frederick Pohl

Anna Lise Pohl