Bill Crawley

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William B. Crawley, Jr. is a Distinguished Professor of History and Historian at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

His primary teaching fields are recent American history and history of the South. He is the author of Bill Tuck: A Political Life in Harry Byrd’s Virginia, held in several hundred libraries, according to WorldCat.[1] In 1994 he received the College’s annual Grellet C. Simpson Award for outstanding teaching, and in 2005 the graduating seniors chose him for the Mary W. Pinschmidt Award as the professor who had the greatest impact on students' lives. He serves as Historian of the University, and his book on that subject, University of Mary Washington : a centennial history, 1908-2008 [2] published in October 2008, follows the college through its first 100 years.