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History educator , College official and dean

Robert Samuel Clark, American history educator, college official and dean. Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1957; certified secondary history, German and speech teacher, Kentucky. Grantee National Defense Education Act, 1968.


Clark, Robert Samuel was born on December 12, 1931 in Shelbyville, Kentucky, United States. Son of Samuel Albert Clark and Lilly Mae (Gray) Berry.


Bachelor, Georgetown College, 1953. Master of Divinity, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, 1957. Master of Arts, Middle Tennessee State University, 1960.

Doctor of Education, Vanderbilt University, 1985.


Senior pastor, Shop Spring Baptist Church, Lebanon, Tennessee, 1957-1960;senior pastor, Green Hill Baptist Church, Mount Juliet, Tennessee, 1960-1966;professor of history, Campbellsville (Kentucky) College, since 1966;academic vice president, dean, Campbellsville (Kentucky) College, since 1976. Member county teacher education and certified Kentucky Department Education, Frankfort, 1987-1990. President Council Indiana Kentucky Colleges Universities, Danville, 1989-1990.


  • Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1957. Certified secondary history, German and speech teacher, Kentucky.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member executive committee Taylor County Democratic Committee, 1976-1984. Member Kentucky Humanities Council Speakers Bureau, since 1992. Board directors Kentucky Adult Education Foundation, since 1995.

Member Kentucky Association Colleges for Teacher Education, Taylor County History Society (past president, board directors), Filson Club (Louisville), Kiwanis (president Campbellsville 1970-1971, board directors 1989-1994).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, public speaking.


Married Lillian Bruner, December 18, 1948. Children: Sandra Lillian Clark Blanton, Pamela Renee Clark Kessler, Robert Samuel Junior, Beverly Anne Clark Richardson.

Samuel Albert Clark Berry

Lilly Mae (Gray) Berry

Lillian Bruner

Sandra Lillian Clark Blanton Clark

Pamela Renee Clark Kessler Clark

Robert Samuel Junior Clark

Beverly Anne Clark Richardson Clark