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 . Klotter received a Ph.D. in History from the A New History of Kentucky 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. In 2015, the  Boyd County High School chapter of the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society was named in his honor. Today Klotter lives with his wife in  Lexington, Kentucky. 
Major works [ edit ]
William Goebel: The Politics of Wrath. Lexington, Kentucky. 1977. 
A New History of Kentucky. University Press of Kentucky. Lexington, Kentucky. 1997.
A Concise History of Kentucky.  
Kentucky: Portrait in Paradox, 1900-1950.
Kentucky Justice, Southern Honor, and American Manhood: Understanding the Life and Death of Richard Reid.
The Breckinridges of Kentucky.
Faces of Kentucky.
Genealogies of Kentucky Families, from the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society. Volume O – Y.
Appalachian Ghost Stories: Tales from Bloody Breathitt. Klotter wrote the foreword.  
References [ edit ]
^ a b c d "Public Affairs". Ket.org . Retrieved . 10 August 2017
^ "James C. Klotter - C-SPAN.org". C-span.org . Retrieved . 10 August 2017
^ "About". James Klotter Chapter - Boyd County High School . Retrieved . 2016-10-29
^ Klotter, James C. (11 November 2009). "William Goebel: The Politics of Wrath". University Press of Kentucky . Retrieved – via Amazon. 10 August 2017
^ "The University Press of Kentucky - About the Book". kentuckypress.com . Retrieved . 10 August 2017
^ "Amazon.com: James C. Klotter: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle". Amazon.com . Retrieved . 10 August 2017
^ E., Kleber, John; Kentucky, University Press of; Policy, Institute for Regional Analysis and Public; Library, Camden-Carroll; University, Morehead State (10 August 2017). "The Kentucky Encyclopedia". Kyenc.org . Retrieved . 10 August 2017
^ "Books by James C. Klotter (Author of A Concise History of Kentucky)". Goodreads.com . Retrieved . 10 August 2017
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