Marquis Who's Who Millennium Magazine

235 A Marquis Who's Who Magazine R etired history professor Dr. Michael de Laval Landon imparted his knowledge to undergraduate and graduate students for over four decades. To prepare for his career, Dr. Landon earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts from Oxford University and a Master of Arts and PhD from the University of Wisconsin. From 1957 to 1960, he held several positions as an assistant master at Manor House School in Horsham, England; Dalhousie School in Ladybank, Scotland; and Lakefield College School. He arrived in the United States in 1960 and shortly thereafter began working at the University of Mississippi. During his tenure there, he was an assistant professor of history, associate professor, professor, acting director of libraries, and acting chair of modern languages. In 2009, he earned the title of professor emeritus. His expertise in the field has aided him in penning several books, including “The Triumph of the Lawyers,” “The Honor and Dignity of the Profession,” “Erin and Britannia: The Historical Background to a Modern Tragedy,” “The Challenge of Service,” and “The University of Mississippi Law School: A Sesquicentennial History.” From 1983 to 2013, he served as commissioner for the City Housing Authority in Oxford, Miss., and was also chairman for 20 years. Dr. Landon is a fellow of the Royal History Society in England and a member of the American Society for Legal History, serving as the secretary-treasurer from 1988 to 1997. Some of his career achievements include becoming a research grantee of the American Philosophical Society, as well as being featured in many editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who in the World. Michael deLaval Landon, PhD History Professor (Retired) Oxford, MS