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Noted Historian Turns 100

Contact: Kelley Bozeman


Dr. Thomas D. Clark

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“Dr. Clark is Kentucky history. He is a remarkable man whose knowledge and kindness have been felt by so many. He means so much to this university and to me personally.”

-- Patsy Todd,
UK First Lady

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July 9, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Hundreds of people were in attendance as the University of Kentucky community celebrated the 100th birthday of noted historian Dr. Thomas D. Clark today at the William T. Young Library.

The event was hosted by President and Mrs. Lee T. Todd Jr., the Office of the Provost, the Department of History, the UK Libraries, and the University Press of Kentucky.

UK First Lady Patsy Todd, who was a student in the last class Clark taught at the university, said Clark was a man whose reputation preceded him.

“Dr. Clark is Kentucky history,” said Todd. “He is a remarkable man whose knowledge and kindness have been felt by so many. He means so much to this university and to me personally.”

The University Press unveiled a special book at the celebration, “Thomas D. Clark of Kentucky: An Uncommon Life in the Commonwealth.” The book is $25 in hardback and $100 in a limited, signed leather-bound edition. For more information, call (800) 839-6855 or visit www.kentuckypress.com.


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