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Jere Clemens King

Professor of History, Emeritus

Los Angeles




Jere King, a Guggenheim Fellow and professor of modern European history, died in Albany, California on January 10, 1999. He was 88.


Born September 4, 1910 in Birmingham, Alabama, King was the son of Jere Clemens Sr. and Martha King. He attended the University of Virginia and the University of Alabama before receiving his Ph.D. from the University of California in 1946.


King published two significant books: Generals and Politicians: Conflict between France’s High Command, Parliament, and Government and Foch Versus Clemenceau: France and German Dismemberment. He was working on two other books: Pierre Laval: A Biography; and A Documentary History of the First World War when he died.


He is survived by his wife Patricia and their children: Carla, Craig, Leah, and Blair.