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Robert E. May, American history professor. President, program chair West Lafayette Sagamore Lions Club, Indiana, 1978—2006.

Background

May, Robert E. was born on July 6, 1943 in Brklyn. Son of Edna L. May.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1969.

Career

Associate professor history Purdue University, 1975—1986, professor history, since 1986. Historian-in-residence Monmouth Plantation, Natchez, Mississippi, 1988. Executive committee member Indiana Association Historians, Indianapolis, 1989—1990.

Board governors Tippecanoe County History Association, Lafayette, Indiana, 1995—2002. Francis B. Simkins award committee Southern History Association, 1996—1997. Merle Curti award intellectual history committee member Organization American Historians, Bloomington, Indiana, 2001—2003.

English 12 end-of-course assessments team member Indiana Department Education, Indianapolis, 2003, Congress of Racial Equality-40 United States history assessment committee member, 2003—2004.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (history book) Manifest Destiny's Underworld: Filibustering in Antebellum America, 2002 (Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2003), John A. Quitman: Old South Crusader (McLemore Prize, 1986), The Southern Dream of a Caribbean Empire. Contributor articles to professional journals (Willie D. Halsell prize, Mississippi History Society, 1989).

Membership

President, program chair West Lafayette Sagamore Lions Club, Indiana, 1978—2006.

Connections

Married Jill Powell, June 10, 1967. Children: Heather R., S. Beth.

father:
Edna L. May May

spouse:
Jill Powell

child:
Heather R. May

child:
S. Beth May