Historian; Professor of history. Born– April 2, 1937, Sanford, Miss. Parents– Paul M. and LaVerne (Morris) Mathis. Married– Mary Katherine Pugh, December 28, 1958. Children– Two. Education– A.A., Snead Junior College, 1957; B.A., Birmingham Southern College, 1958; M.Div., Duke University, 1962; University of Georgia; M.A., 1963; Ph.D., 1967. Employed as teacher, Snead Junior College, 1964-1965; Georgia Southern College, 1966-1969; Troy State University, 1969-1980. Member American Historical Association, Organization of American Historiansl Georgia Historical Society, Alabama Historical Society. Received the James F. Salzby Award of the Alabama Historical Society in 1981. Died Match 25, 1981.
Contemporary Authors online
Introduction and Index to the John Horry Dent Farm Journals and Account Books, 1840-1892. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1977.
John Horry Dent; South Carolina Aristocrat on the Alabama Frontier. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1979.
College Life in the Reconstruction South; Walter B. Hill’s Student Correspondence, University of Georgia, 1869-1871. Athens, Ga.; University of Georgia Libraries, 1974.
In the Land of the Living; Wartime Letters by Confederates from the Chattahoochee Valley of Alabama and Georgia. Troy, Ala.; Troy State University Press, 1981.
John Horry Dent Farm Journals and Account Books, 1840-1892. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1977.
Pilgrimage to Madison Correspondence Concerning the Georgia Party’s Inspection of the University of Wisconsin, November 22-23, 1904. Athens, Ga.; University of Georgia Press, 1971.
“Uncle Tom” Reed’s Memoir of the University of Georgia. Athens, Ga.; University of Georgia Libraries, 1974.