Oral History: Ramsey, James H., 1992


Oral History: Ramsey, James H., 1992
Ramsey, James H.
Birth Year
Birth Place
Tennessee - Memphis
Cohen, Gilbert
Location of Interview
New Jersey - Newark
Date Created
10 February 1992
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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