In Memoriam

Theodore Hemmingway (1941-2006)

Theodore Hemmingway, who taught history at Florida A&M University for more than three decades and was named Teacher of the Year four times, died from a heart attack late last month at his home in Tallahassee. He was 64 years old.

Hemmingway was a native of Rains, South Carolina. One of eight children, his mother picked cotton in order to pay her son’s tuition at North Carolina Central University. He graduated in 1964 and earned a master’s degree in history one year later.

Hemmingway joined the history department faculty at Florida A&M in 1972. He later earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of South Carolina.

At the time of his death, Hemmingway was working on a book about the devastating 1928 Florida hurricane.