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John Tate Lanning


John Tate Lanning, American educator. member Sociedad de Geografia e Historia de Guatemala; member American Hist; member com; member nominating com.


Lanning, John Tate was born on September 13, 1902 in Linwood, North Carolina, United States. Son of Baxter Franklin and Carrie Aletha (Smith) Lanning.


Bachelor of Arts, Trinity College, Duke, 1924. A.M., University of California, 1925, Doctor of Philosophy., 1928.


Teaching fellow University of California, 1924-1926. Research, British Museum, public record office, archives of the Indies, archives of Simancas, nat. history archives of Madrid, 1926-1927. Instructor history Duke, Durham, North Carolina, 1927-1934, assistant professor, 1934-1936, associate professor, 1936-1942, professor, 1942-1976, James B. Duke professor of history.

Lecturer seminar conference on Latin American, George Washington University, 1935. Trumbull lecturer Yale, 1943. Associate managing The Hispanic American History Review, 1935-1939, managing editor, 1939-1945.

Latin-American exchange fellow of Guggenheim Foundation, 1930-1931. Lecturer National University of Chile, National University of Córdoba, Argentine, 1931.


  • Author: The Spanish Missions of Georgia, 1935. The Diplomatic History of Georgia, 1936. Academic Culture in the Spanish Colonies, 1940.

    Doctor Narciso Esparragosa y Gallardo, 1953. The University in the Kingdom of Guatemala, 1955. The Eighteenth-Century Enlightenment in the University of San Carlos de Guatemala, 1956.

    Editor: The St. Augustine Expedition of 1740, 1954. Compiler and editor of the Reales Cedulas de la Real y Pontificia Universidad de Mexico de 1551 a 1816, 1946. Reales cedulas de la Real y Pontificia Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, 1954.

    Contributor The Enlightenment in Latin America, 1942 (A. P. Whitaker, editor). The Hispanic American History Review, Revista do la Universidad de Córdoba Revista Bimestre Cubana, Revista de Historia de America, other periodicals.


Member Sociedad de Geografia e Historia de Guatemala. Member American Hist. Member com; member nominating com.


Married Elizabeth Baxter Williams, June 4, 1932. Children: John Tate, Lucy Hampton, Thomas Pinckney.

Baxter Franklin Lanning

Carrie Aletha (Smith) Lanning

Elizabeth Baxter Williams

John Tate Lanning

Lucy Hampton Lanning

Thomas Pinckney Lanning