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archivist , historian , Museum director

William Worthington Jeffries, museum director, archivist, historian. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member Southern History Association, Middle Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association (associate), Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Gamma Mu, Kappa Phi Kappa, Delta Phi Alpha.

Background

Jeffries, William Worthington was born on July 23, 1914 in Mobile, Alabama, United States. Son of Frank Mauzy and Gertrude (Worthington) Jeffries.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Birmingham-Southern College, 1935;Master of Arts, Vanderbilt University, 1936;Doctor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, 1941.

Career

Teaching fellow, Vanderbilt University, 1936-1938, 40-41;instructor, Birmingham-Southern College, 1938-1940;assistant professor of history, U. Mississippi, 1941-1942;officer instructor, United States Naval Academy, 1942-1946;assistant professor, United States Naval Academy, 1946-1948;associate professor, United States Naval Academy, 1948-1955;professor, United States Naval Academy, 1955-1989;senior Professor of English, history and government, United States Naval Academy, 1955-1970;archivist, United States Naval Academy, 1970-1989;director Academy Museum, United States Naval Academy, 1973-1989.

Works

Religion

The Covenant is the means of grace by which the relationship with God is accepted and then sustained. It is therefore not so much about getting in to a relationship with God as it is about staying in it.

Politics

God, who is heard throughout the Bible, calls for justice for the widows, orphans and aliens who were oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore the involvement in political life is something that Christians should not avoid.

Views

As human beings people are a part of a cruel and violent and unjust world that feels like it cannot be changed. By accepting forgiveness and liberation, God enables to resist evil and to live life that can make this world a better place.

Membership

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member Southern History Association, Middle Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association (associate), Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Gamma Mu, Kappa Phi Kappa, Delta Phi Alpha.

Connections

Married Mary Ruth Franklin, August 31, 1940. Children: John Worthington, Susan Jeffries Schwartz, Gertrude Jeffries Parker, Margaret Jeffries McKee., Virginia Jeffries Oxford.

father:
Frank Mauzy Jeffries

mother:
Gertrude (Worthington) Jeffries

spouse:
Mary Ruth Franklin

child:
John Worthington Jeffries

child:
Susan Jeffries Schwartz Jeffries

child:
Gertrude Jeffries Parker Jeffries

child:
Margaret Jeffries McKee. Jeffries

child:
Virginia Jeffries Oxford Jeffries