James W. Duckett

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Major General James W. Duckett, (July 8, 1911 – January 21, 1991) South Carolina Unorganized Militia, succeeded Gen Hugh P. Harris as President of The Citadel in 1970. Gen Duckett hailed from Greenwood, South Carolina. A 1932 Honor Graduate, Gen Duckett joined the Citadel Chemistry department in 1934 after receiving his Master of Science in Chemistry from the University of Georgia and PhD from the University of North Carolina. During World War II, Gen Duckett served as a Chemical Corps commander and officer on active duty in the Army in the European theater of operations. During his tenure at the Citadel, Gen Duckett served as Dean of Admissions, Administrative Dean, the first Citadel Vice President and from 1970 to 1974 the President of the Military College of South Carolina. Gen Duckett passed on in 1991. [1]