James W. Duckett

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James W. Duckett
Born (1911-07-08)July 8, 1911
Greenwood, South Carolina
Died January 21, 1991(1991-01-21) (aged 79)
Place of burial Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch South Carolina Unorganized Militia
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major General
Battles/wars World War II
Other work President of The Citadel

Major General James W. Duckett, (July 8, 1911 – January 21, 1991)[1] South Carolina Unorganized Militia, succeeded General Hugh P. Harris as President of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in 1970. Duckett was from Greenwood, South Carolina. A 1932 Honor Graduate of The Citadel, 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, 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, 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. He was the first President of The Citadel to hold an earned doctorate.[2] General Duckett died in 1991.[3]


  1. ^ "James W Duckett". Find A Grave. Retrieved May 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Duckett Takes Over Today as Citadel Head". Spartanburg Herald. Spartanburg, SC. September 1, 1970. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Major General James W. Duckett, SCM (1970-1974)". The Citadel. Retrieved May 8, 2016.