Oral History Interview: Ramsey, James H., 1992-02-10

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Title

Oral History Interview: Ramsey, James H., 1992-02-10

Interviewee

Ramsey, James H.

Birth Year

1931

Birth Place

Tennessee - Memphis

Interviewer

Gilbert, Cohen

Location of interview

Newark, NJ

Date Created

10 February 1992

Description

James Ramsey holds a bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University and a master's in education from Brown University. He began his career as a biology teacher in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, and joined Rutgers-Newark as a professor of biology in the Academic Foundations Department in 1969; he was appointed its director in 1970. The Academic Foundations Department provided remedial programs for students who were underprepared for college work. Ramsey was key in developing the center and making it an integral part of the university. Ramsey later served as mayor of Montclair, New Jersey, from 1984-1986 and on the Montclair board of education. He has also been active in numerous civic affairs in the City of Newark.

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Subject

Rutgers University-Newark
Rutgers Administration
Politicians and Elected Officials

Collection

Rutgers-Newark in the 1960s and 1970s Oral History Collection (R-MC 024)

Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Rights

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Identifier

SCUA-RNOH-Ramsey