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Jerry Wayne Ponder, American historian. Named Writer of Year, Southern History Writers Association, 1987, honorary Kentucky Colonel, 1991.

Background

Ponder, Jerry Wayne was born on August 8, 1937 in Doniphan, Missouri, United States. Son of Leonard and Hazel (Keel) Ponder.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, State University of New York, Albany, 1961.

Career

Surveyor Missouri Highway Department, Sikeston, 1956-1960. Foreign service officer United States Department State, 1966-1979. Freelance history researcher, Doniphan, Mason, Texas, 1980-1990 and from 93.

Director, curator Current River Heritage Museum, Doniphan, 1990-1993. Member Texas History Commission, since 1998.

Works

Membership

President Ripley County Water District, Doniphan, 1985-1991. Vice president Ripley County History Society, 1990-1992. Board directors Doniphan Neighborhood Assistance Program, 1990-1993.

Board directors Cochise Community College, Sierra Vista, Arizona, 1977-1978. Officer United States Army, 1960-1966. Member State History Society Missouri, Arkansas History Association, Texas History Society, Library.

Congress Association, Southwestern Writer's League.

Connections

Married Janice Ruth Albright, October 11, 1962.

father:
Leonard Ponder

mother:
Hazel (Keel) Ponder

spouse:
Janice Ruth Albright