The Department of History mourns the passing of Earnest McPherson “Whitey” Lander Jr. – Professor Emeritus
Dr. Lander was a long- time Alumni Professor of History at Clemson University before his retirement in 1983. The Ernest M. Lander, Jr. Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies is named in his honor. He was was an extraordinarily respected historian who was very well known among Historians of the American South. Any example of his insights into Clemson’s history were on display in 2000 during his presidential colloquium titled, “Where we have been: personal reflections on Clemson’s past”, which can be read here.