John E. Kleber, Historian & Editor
John E. Kleber is emeritus professor of history at Morehead State University and editor of both The Kentucky Encyclopedia and The Encyclopedia of Louisville. Currently Dr. Kleber is a senior fellow at the University of Louisville's McConnell Center.
As a native Louisvillian and one of the Commonwealth's most noted historians, Dr. Kleber was a member of the third graduating class of Trinity High School (1959). He earned a BA in history at Bellarmine College, graduating summa cum laude, and both his Master's degree and PhD from the University of Kentucky.
At Moreheed State University, John E. Kleber served in several capacities over the years: associate professor of history, director of the Academic Honors Probram and dean of the Caudhill College of Humanities.
Dr. Kleber worked on The Kentucky Encyclopedia from 1988-1991; The Encyclopedia of Louisville from 1996-2000.
One of Dr. Kleber's associate editors on The Encyclopedia of Louisville was the late state historian laureate Thomas D. Clark, who was his friend and mentor.
John E. Kleber has edited several other books including Thomas D. Clark of Kentucky: An Uncommon Life in the Commonwealth (2003), which was published in honor or Dr. Clark's 100th birthday.
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