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Randall Scott Gooden, American historian, archivist.


Gooden, Randall Scott was born on July 11, 1962 in Morgantown, West Virginia, United States. Son of Ronald Leara and Barbara Ellen Gooden.


Bachelor in History, West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1984. Master of Arts in History, West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy in History, West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1995.


Assistant curator West Virginia and regional history collection West Virginia University, 1992—1995. Head archives library Youngstown History Center Industry and Labor Ohio History Society, 1995—2001. Principal historian Gooden & Associates, New Middletown, 2001—2003.

Executive director Geauga County History Society, Burton, 2003—2004. Circuit rider archivist Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia, since 2005. Adjunct faculty Youngstown State University, 1995—1996.

Faculty accelerated program Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, Ohio, 2005. Assistant professor history Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia, since 2005.


  • Other Work

    • Editor (publisher): (weekly newspaper) New Middletown Postmark.


Human beings can become like gods. However, this doesn't mean that human beings can grow to replace God. Nor do human beings become equal to God.

Humans can become one with God by becoming part of God - they remain separate beings, but take on the attributes of God.


Scoutmaster Boy Scouts American, Fayetteville, Georgia, 2006—2006. Member county central committee Republican Party, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, 1994—1995, Youngstown, Ohio, 1998—2003, executive director county chapter, 2002—2003, mem.exec. committee county, 2002—2003. High priest Latter Day Saints Church.

Member of Society Georgia Archivists, Mahoning County Rural Republican Club (secretary 1999—2002).


Married Stacy Ann Tregaskes, June 15, 1990. Children: Joseph Ephraim, William Randall, Michael Shannon.

Ronald Leara

Barbara Ellen Gooden

Stacy Ann Tregaskes

Joseph Ephraim Gooden

William Randall Gooden

Michael Shannon Gooden