Charles Coolidge 1956–1992

With a BA from Oberlin College in 1947,
an MA from Johns Hopkins University
in 1953, and a Ph.D. from Trinity College, Dublin, in 1958, Coolidge came to the University of South Carolina in 1956. A beloved teacher, he was renowned for his ability to teach introductory European history, a required course. He won the Russell Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1961 and was remembered as a professor who "exemplified what a college professor should be for thousands of USC students."

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