Robert Digges Wimberly Connor

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Robert Digges Wimberly Connor
Robert D. W. Connor, First Archivist of the United States
Born (1878-09-26)September 26, 1878
Wilson, North Carolina, U.S.
Died February 25, 1950(1950-02-25) (aged 71)
Occupation Archivist of the United States

Robert Digges Wimberly Connor (September 26, 1878 – February 25, 1950) was an American historian and the first Archivist of the United States, 1934-1941. He was born to Henry G. Connor and Kate Whitfield Connor on September 26, 1878, in Wilson, North Carolina. At the time that President Franklin Roosevelt appointed him to head the National Archives, Connor was serving as a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, from which he graduated himself in 1899. Connor served as the third president of the Society of American Archivists between 1941-1943.[1]


  1. ^ "SAA Presidents". 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 

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Government offices
Preceded by
Archivist of the United States
Succeeded by
Solon J. Buck