Oral Histories - Ohio River Portrait
FA 656 OH0067LA John E.L. Robertson.mp3
FA 656 OH0067LA
John E.L. Robertson
Prof. John E.L. Robertson
Robertson, John E.L.
United States -- History -- 1861-1865, Civil War
No. 4, Fourth Session Tape 1, interview takin at Paducah Community College. Discussion includes a detailed talk of the history and founding of Columbus, KY as well as its near choice of being the United States Capital.
Western Kentucky University
Linda Kinsey Adams
Ohio River Folk Life Project
Permission must be obtained from Western Kentucky University, Manuscripts and Folklife Archives, prior to reuse of these recordings
Author and Historian, John E. L. Robertson was born September 2, 1928 in Union County, KY to Glendola Lever. He married Margaret Byassee and had two children, John E. L. Robertson II and Dr. Ann Elizabeth Robertson. He attended Western Kentucky University, before gradutating from Murray State University with a major in History. After completion of his undergradute, Mr. Robertson joined the United States Marine Corp, becoming an officer with a specialty in communications (leed crytpo officor) in the Second Division. John worked for the IC Railroad for 15 years, before completing his masters degree from the University of Louisville. He accomplished everything except his disertation in leading to a Ph.D. at the Universtiy of Kentucky. He got a second Masters degree in Economics from Murray State University. He taught at Paducah Community College where he served as Academic Dean. This interview was conducted in faculty rooms of Rosenthal College, Paducah Community College, Paducah, KY.