DYER, JOHN PERCY, 1902-1975


Historian; university professor. ┬áBorn– June 24, 1902, New Albany, Miss. Parents– Walker Wadell and Clementine (Snipes) Dyer. Married– Frances Thaxton, 1925. Education– B.A., 1925; Peabody College, B.S., 1926; M.A., 1930; Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., 1932. Taught at Florence State College, 1926-1932; University of Georgia in Atlanta, 1934-1936; Armstrong College, 1936-1939; Tulane University, professor of history and later dean, 1948-75; radio executive and Office of Price Administration employee, 1929-1948. Member of the Southern Historical Association and the Association of University Evening Colleges. New Orleans Cultural Center Commission President, 1960-61.


Contemporary Authors online


“Fightin’ Joe” Wheeler. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1941.

From Shiloh to San Juan. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1961.

The Gallant Hood. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs, 1950.

Ivory Towers in the Market Place. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs, 1956.

Tulane; the Biography of a University. New York; Harper, 1966.


The Education of American Businessmen. New York; McGraw, 1959.