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educator , historian

Richard Paul Hedlund, American historian, educator, retired historian.

Background

Hedlund, Richard Paul was born on October 19, 1937 in Haver, Montana, United States. Son of Wilmer Paul and Beth Kliest Hedlund.

Education

Bachelor, University Kentucky, 1960. Master of Arts, University Kentucky, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy University Kentucky, 1976.

Career

Professor history University Kentucky, Ashland, 1965—1998. Retired, 1998

Visiting professor Princeton (New Jersey) University, 1985, 87, 89. Writer Ashland Daily Indiana, 1989.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor Kentucky Encyclopedia, 1992.

Membership

Basketball coach Ashland Community College, 1966—1967. Member Kentucky Bicentennial Commission, 1976—1981. Board directors Ashland Highlands Museum, 1990—1998.

Member of Friends Kentucky Public Archives (board directors), Southern History Society, Diplomatic History Society, Civil War Roundtable, Henry Clay Society, Organization American Historians, Southern Accreditation Association, Sigma Delta Chi, Phi Alpha Theta.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, writing, basketball, travel.

Connections

Married Betty Jane Terrill McEwan, June 26, 1967. Stepchildren: Diana Lynn McEwan, Janet Lee McEwan Hovekamp.

father:
Wilmer Paul

mother:
Beth Kliest Hedlund

spouse:
Betty Jane Terrill McEwan

children:
Diana Lynn McEwan Hedlund

Janet Lee McEwan Hovekamp Hedlund