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Updates: Pre-1960 Grads

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Eugene Charlton Black (A.B., '48) Found W&M historians (McCully, Adair, Fowler) inspiring and supportive as mentors and friends. Enjoyed theatre, intramural sports, and literature. Spent 5 years in USAF 48-53, including 51-2 in the Korean War (left as a Captain), AM and PhD at Harvard. Taught there two years, then fifty at Brandeis (Ottilie Springer Professor of Modern European History). Professional and personal record in 2010 Who's Who in America. (3/10)

Beverly Wilson Palmer (B.A., '58) Co-editor with Kathryn Kish Sklar, The Selected Letters of Florence Kelly, 1869-1931, U of Illinois Press, 2009. (3/10)  

Jim Dillard (B.A., '59) Perhaps i should not even be considered in this group. The more history courses I took the worse grades I got! The final blow came when Dr Fowler's final asked what occurred between 9 and 11 in Budapest in 1848. I switched to Political Science and took courses under Dr. Charles Foster that changed my whole life and sent me off on a course of teaching government in Fairfax, serving in the GA for 32 years and now representing Alums on the Alumni Association's Board of Directors. (3/10)