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William Meade Stith Rasmussen

curator , historian

William Meade Stith Rasmussen, American curator, historian. Recipient Excellence award, Society Architectural Historians, 1993; grantee, National Endowment Humanities, 2006.

Background

Rasmussen, William Meade Stith was born on February 23, 1946 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of John Curtis and Dena Lee Rasmussen.

Education

Bachelor in American History, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, 1964—1968. Master of Arts in Art History, University Delaware, Newark, 1972—1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Art History, University Delaware, Newark, 1975—1980.

Career

Teacher Virginia Museum Fine Arts, Richmond, 1977—1981. Professor Washington & Lee University, 1981—1982. Curator Virginia History Society, Richmond, since 1991, Va.Mus.

Fine Arts, Richmond, 1982—1991. Curator Virginia History Society, Richmond, Virginia, since 1991.

Works

book George Washington: The Man behind the Myths book George Washington: The Man Behind the Myth book Lost Virginia: Vanished Architecture of the Old Dominion book Old Virginia: The Pursuit of a Pastoral Ideal book Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee--The War They Fought, the Peace They Forged book Never Call Retreat: Lee and Grant: The Final Victory: A Novel of the Civil War (Gettysburg) book The Illustrated Story of President Wilford Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow, John Taylor, Heber Grant, Joseph Fielding Smith, Harold Lee, David Mckay, Brigham Young, Spencer Kimball. (Great Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) 13 LDS SET (Gre book Never Call Retreat: Lee and Grant: The Final Victory book Never Call Retreat: Lee and Grant: The Final Victory book Grant and Lee: The Virginia Campaigns 1864-1865 book Grant and Lee: The Virginia campaigns, 1864-1865 book Lee and Grant

Connections

Married Maria Payne Rasmussen, August 8, 2003. Children: Drury Alexander Stith, Marc Emerson Townes, Elizabeth Maria Joynes, Alexandra Mercedes Joynes.