James C. Klotter

James C. Klotter

James C. Klotter is an American historian who has served as the State Historian of Kentucky since 1980. Klotter also is a history professor at Georgetown College and one of the co-authors of Kentucky's staple history book 'A New History of Kentucky'. Klotter received a Ph.D. in History from the University of Kentucky, and he has been awarded honorary degrees from Eastern Kentucky University and Union College. Klotter was the Executive Director of the Kentucky Historical Society for many years, and he was an associate editor of the Kentucky Encyclopedia. Wikipedia*

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James C. Klotter has three videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2011 Speech.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 1980 - Present State Historian, Kentucky Videos: 3 c. January 1, 1998 - Present Professor, History Department, Georgetown College Videos: 0

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  • Henry Clay, Presidential Contender

    Henry Clay, Presidential Contender

    Historians discussed the role of Henry Clay (1777-1852) in changing politics. Known as the “Great Compromiser” but also as “The…

  • Justice John Marshall Harlan

    Justice John Marshall Harlan

    Kentucky State historian James Klotter talking about Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan (1833-1911). He was known as the “Great Dissenter,”…

  • Henry Clay and the U.S. Senate Leadership

    Henry Clay and the U.S. Senate Leadership

    James Klotter talked about the life and career of history of Senator Henry Clay. Topics included his continued career after losing a presidential…

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