Education: Details of History

Clifford L. Lord is a handsome, pipe-smoking historian from Amherst with the restless energy of a traveling salesman. In the competitive shopping centers of scholarship, he peddles his wares with remarkable success.

Lord left the ranks of college teachers even before he got his Ph.D. at Columbia in 1943. After a brief stint with the New York State Historical Association and a tour of duty in the Navy, he moved west to Wisconsin, where he became director of the State Historical Society. There in six years he doubled the society's membership (to more than 3,000), tripled its budget (to more than $300,000),...

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