Wilfred Buck Years (1918-2006) received his B.A. degree from Duke University, his M.A. from the University of Georgia, and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina. He joined the faculty of Wake Forest University in 1945, after having taught at Georgia Military College and North Carolina State University. Dr. Yearns received a Fulbright lectureship and spent the 1968-1969 academic year at Jadavpur University in Calcutta, India, as a lecturer in American history. While there he helped the university begin a Ph.D. program in American History.