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Douglass Greybill Adair (1912-1968), historian and editor. From 1936 to 1938 he was a research assistant with the Social Security Board, which he left to join the faculty of Yale as an instructor in 1939. He taught at Princeton (1941-1943), and then joined the College of William and Mary in 1943. Douglass Adair was the editor of the William and Mary Quarterly from 1946 until 1955 when he became professor of history at Claremont Graduate School. He specialized in early American history, particularly intellectual and constitutional history (Huntington Library biographical note, Papers of Douglass Adair)
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