Friday, August 27, 2010

Distinguished Civil War Scholar Set to Retire

Information from article in Collegiate Times-

The end of an era is coming. It has recently been announced that renowned Civil War professor, Dr. James "Bud" Robertson, Jr., will retire at the end of the academic year. Robertson, who is widely recognized as one of the foremost experts on the Civil War, has taught at Virginia Tech for 42 years and was the executive director of the U.S. Civil War Centennial Commission in the 1960s.

Dr. Robertson has written more than 20 books on the Civil War including excellent biographies on Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson and A.P. Hill. Robertson's classes at Virginia Tech are some of the most popular on campus and attract more than 300 students for each session. His classes have produced many life-long students of history. Dr. Robertson is a native of Danville, Virginia. He earned his undergraduate degree at Randolph-Macon College before completing his master's and doctorate degrees at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Congratulations Dr. Robertson, enjoy your has been well earned.

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