Historian; college professor. Born– May 26, 1933, Greensboro, N.C. Parents– Benjamin and Florence (Hirsh) Marks. Married– Marsha Kass, June 8, 1965. Children– One. Education– B.A., University of Miami (Florida), 1955; M.A., University of Alabama, 1956; postgraduate work, University of Alabama, 1960-1964. Employed as teacher, University of Miami, Jacksonville State University, University of Alabama, Florida State University, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama A & M University.  Contributed articles to professional journals and reference books. Member– President, Southern Region Popular Culture Association of the South; Florida, Alabama, Southern and American History Associations, Organization of American Historians, Hakluyt Society and American Society of Public Administration. Died April 25, 2005.


Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1980, and Alabama’s Distinguished; obituary, Alabama Jewish Times, July 7, 2005.


The Failure of the United States to Maintain the Independence of Korea and the Effect of the Failure Upon the Koreans. Florence, Ala.; Florence State College, 1962.

Sketches of the Tennessee Valley in Antebellum Days; People, Places, Things. Huntsville, Ala.; Southern Press, 1976.

Who Was Who in Alabama. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1972.

Who Was Who in Florida. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1973.


Alabama Past Leaders.  Huntsville: Strode, 1982.

Rivers of Florida. Atlanta; Southern Press, 1974.