Cockrell, Thomas D(errell)

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COCKRELL, Thomas D(errell)

COCKRELL, Thomas D(errell). American, b. 1949. Genres: History, Biography. Career: Louisville Police Department, Louisville, MS, police officer, 1971-78; high school social studies teacher in Mississippi, 1974-75; activities director at a Methodist church, Philadelphia, MS, 1976-77; Mississippi Farm Bureau Insurance Co., Winston County, salesperson, 1978-79; Louisville Fire Department, firefighter, 1979-89; Louisiana State University in Shreveport, librarian, archivist and assistant professor of history and political science, 1989-90; Mississippi State University, lecturer in history, 1990-92; Blue Mountain College, Blue Mountain, MS, professor of history and head of social science, 1992-. East Mississippi Community College, instructor, 1983-87. Tippah County Historical Museum, member of executive committee, 1996-; guest on local television and radio programs. Publications: The Descendants of William Jasper Cockrell and Martha Ann Crowson, 1982; (ed. with M.B. Ballard) A Mississippi Rebel in the Army of Northern Virginia: The Civil War Memoirs of Private David Holt, 1995. Contributor to books. Contributor of articles and reviews to journals. Address: Department of Social Sciences, Blue Mountain College, PO Box 160, Blue Mountain, MS 38610, U.S.A.