Stockdale, James B. Collection


Stockdale, James B. Collection


Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina
Stockdale, James B.


James B. Stockdale (1923-2005) served as the 15th president of The Citadel from 1979-1980. Vice Admiral Stockdale entered the Navy in 1943 and became a naval aviator. During the Vietnam War, his plane was shot down and he was held as a prisoner of war for seven and a half years. Upon his release in 1976, he was awarded the Medal of Honor and served as the president of the Naval War College from 1977-1979.


Stockdale, James B.


CP 15


The Citadel Archives & Museum


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Collection Items

Memorandum to the faculty, April 25, 1979
Memorandum sent out to The Citadel faculty announcing that Stockdale would be named President of The Citadel.

Memo for record, April 27, 1979
Memo for record concerning Stockdale's arrival at The Citadel.

News release titled "Congressional Medal of Honor Winner Named to Citadel Presidency," April 25, 1979
News release concerning the appointment of Stockdale as the next President of The Citadel.

Invitation to news media conference for Admiral Stockdale, May 1979
Invitation to a news media conference for Admiral Stockdale during commencement activities on May 12, 1979.

News release titled "Commencement Activities at The Citadel," May 4, 1979
News release concerning commencement activities for 1979 where Stockdale gave the commencement address.

Citadel Commencement Address, May 12, 1979
Commencement address delivered by James Stockdale to The Citadel Class of 1979.

News release titled "Brown University Confers Honorary Degree Upon Stockdale," June 12, 1979
News release concerning Brown University bestowing an honorary Doctor of Laws degree upon Stockdale.

Recommended approach to Admiral Stockdale's initial speaking appearances in the Charleston area, July 30, 1979
This memo details how Admiral Stockdale's initial speaking appearances would occur.

General order announcing Stockdale as President of The Citadel, August 28, 1979
General order from The Citadel Board of Visitors announcing Stockdale as the fifteenth President of The Citadel.

General order appointing Stockdale as President of The Citadel, August 28, 1979
General order appointing Stockdale as President of the Citadel with his signature.
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