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history professor

V. Markham Lester, American history professor. License: Arkansas 1979. Named Lawyer of Year, Pulaski County Bar Association, 1980; recipient Excellence Teaching award, Omicron Delta Kappa, 1995; fellow, Royal History Society, 1998. Board directors Alabama Chapter American Civil Liberties Union, Birmingham, since 2008; Fellow: Arkansas Bar Foundation; member: American History Association, Southern Conference British Studies (president since 2007).

Background

Lester, V. Markham was born on July 16, 1951 in Little Rock. Son of James Edward Lester and Mary Evelyn Markham.

Education

Bachelor, Rhodes College, Memphis, 1973. AM, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975. Juris Doctor, University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1979.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Oxford, England, 1991.

Career

Assistant attorney United States Department Justice, Little Rock, 1979—1981. Partner Allen, Cabe & Lester, 1981—1988. Adjunct professor, law University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1995—2004.

Professor, history Birmingham Southern College, since 1991.

Achievements

  • License: Arkansas 1979.

Works

Membership

Board directors Alabama Chapter American Civil Liberties Union, Birmingham, since 2008. Fellow: Arkansas Bar Foundation. Member: American History Association, Southern Conference British Studies (president since 2007).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Mountain climbing, tennis.

Connections

Married Jeanne L. Jackson, November 25, 1978. Children: Edward Andrew, James Conrad.

father:
James Edward Lester

mother:
Mary Evelyn Markham

spouse:
Jeanne L. Jackson

child:
Edward Andrew Lester

child:
James Conrad Lester