Oral History: Ramsey, James H., 1992

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Title
Oral History: Ramsey, James H., 1992
Interviewee
Ramsey, James H.
Birth Year
1931
Birth Place
Tennessee - Memphis
Interviewer
Cohen, Gilbert
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.
Collection
Rutgers-Newark in the 1960s and 1970s Oral History Collection (R-MC 024)
Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries
Rights
Rutgers University owns the copyright in this work. You may make use of this resource, with proper attribution, for noncommercial educational, scholarly, or research purposes only. Please contact Rutgers University Libraries to obtain permission for other uses.
Identifier
SCUA-RNOH-Ramsey
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