Former Faculty Members Donate Books About U.S. Presidents
Posted on Tuesday, April 02, 2013 [8:50 PM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Doug and Betty Jean
Moseley of Bowling Green, Ky., love studying about the U.S.
presidents. And now Lindsey Wilson College students will get to
experience that same passion for learning.
On April 2, the Moseleys gave the LWC Katie Murrell Library more
than 480 books about the U.S. presidents. The books are from
research the Moseleys conducted for their latest book on the
American presidents,From G.W. to G.W. (From
George Washington to George W. Bush), which will
be published this summer.
The books will be housed in the library's Thomas D. Clark Reading
Room. The Moseleys' books will sit alongside books once used by the
late Kentucky historian laureate, who gave his personal library to
the liberal arts college in 1997.
"What an incredible gift this is to our students," said Lindsey
Wilson President William T. Luckey Jr. "It's so fitting that
the Moseleys' books are housed in the same room as Dr. Clark's
books because they are just as passionate about history and
learning as he was."
LWC Director of Library Services Phil Hanna said students will benefit from
having the books added to the library's collection. He noted that
Moseley's books were given to the college almost a year after the
personal library of the late Kentucky Supreme County Justice Walter
Baker were donated to the library.
"We appreciate that so many people have taken an interest in our
students' education by providing them with such outstanding
resources," Hanna said.
The Moseleys worked at the college from 1959-70. Doug served as a
religion professor and later chaired the religion department, and
he was assistant to the president for development. Betty Jean
"I wish others could feel and know the same love from this college
that we have experienced over the years," said Doug Moseley, who
also served in the Kentucky state Senate from 1974-1986.
The Moseleys' book about U.S. presidents includes interesting facts
and details about the nation's 43 previous chief executives.
"I was surprised at some of the things I learned about all of
them," said Doug Moseley, adding that his three favorite presidents
are Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt.
In addition to consulting more than 480 books, the Moseleys also
visited each president's birthplace, burial site and presidential
"That was a fabulous thing -- just being there where each president
was born and grew up," Doug Moseley said.
Doug Moseley also served on the Kentucky Legislative Ethics
Commission, the State Personnel Board, the Kentucky Parole and
Probation Board, and has been a district superintendent of the
Kentucky Parks Department. He also served as a pastor of United
Methodist Churches in Albany, Campbellsville, Columbia, Park City
and Russell Springs.