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educator , historian

Winthrop Donaldson Jordan, American historian, educator. Council member Institute Early American History and Culture, 1977-1979. Member American Antiquarian Society (elected), American History Association, Organization American Historians, Southern History Association, Massachusetts History Society (elected), Mississippi History Society, Krokodiloes Club.

Background

Jordan, Winthrop Donaldson was born on November 11, 1931 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Henry Donaldson and Lucretia Mott (Churchill) Jordan.

Education

AB, Harvard University, 1953. Master of Arts, Clark University, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, Brown University, 1960.

Career

Instructor history, Phillips Exeter (N.H.) Academy, 1955-1956;lecturer in history, Brown U., Providence, 1959-1961;fellow, Institute Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1961-1963;from assistant professor to professor of history, University of California, Berkeley, 1963-1982;associate dean for minority group affairs Graduate division, University of California, Berkeley, 1968-1970;visiting professor of history and black studies, U. Mississippi, Oxford, 1981;professor of history and Afro-American studies, U. Mississippi, Oxford, since 1982. Visiting assistant professor of history University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1966. Visiting professor of history University of California, Berkeley, 1989.

William F. Winter professor of history and professor Afro-American studies, U. Mississippi, since 1993, F.A.P. Barnard Distinguished professor, since 1998. Visiting professor of history U. Zimbabwe, 1994.

Works

Membership

Council member Institute Early American History and Culture, 1977-1979. Member American Antiquarian Society (elected), American History Association, Organization American Historians, Southern History Association, Massachusetts History Society (elected), Mississippi History Society, Krokodiloes Club.

Connections

Married Phyllis Henry, August 30, 1952 (divorced 1979). Children: Joshua H., J. Mott, W. Eliot. Married Cora Miner Reilly, February 27, 1982.

father:
Henry Donaldson Jordan

mother:
Lucretia Mott (Churchill) Jordan

spouses:
Phyllis Henry

Cora Miner Reilly

children:
Joshua H. Jordan

J. Mott Jordan

W. Eliot Jordan