2012

Professor Robert L. Jones shared his passion for history with students

The years surrounding Marietta College’s centennial anniversary were anything but smooth sailing.

 

From the Great Depression to the depleted student enrollment numbers caused by World War II, there were plenty of challenges facing Marietta. But in 1938, a young professor arrived on campus for fall semester, ready to make a difference in the lives of his students as well as in the health of the College.

Fresh from earning his doctorate from Harvard University, Dr. Robert Leslie Jones was hired to teach after history and political science professor Joseph Manley and William Gerrish left the faculty.

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