Profile: Warren F. Kimball

Professor Emeritus

Department of History

Research and Teaching Interests: History of United States foreign policy and diplomacy; Franklin Roosevelt and the 2nd World War; United States history since 1945.

WARREN F. KIMBALL, is the author of Forged in War: Roosevelt, Churchill, and the Second World War (1997), The Juggler: Franklin Roosevelt as Wartime Statesman (1991), and books on the Morgenthau Plan for Germany and the origins of Lend-Lease.  He edited Churchill & Roosevelt: The Complete Correspondence (3 vols.,1984).  His over 50 essays on Churchill, Roosevelt the era of the Second World War have popped up like dandelions in the spring, most recently in a published collection of co-edited essays, FDR=s World: War, Peace, and Legacies (2008).  He chaired and served on the State Department Historical Advisory Committee, 1990-2003, and chaired the Secretary of State’s Review Panel on the Historical Office Issues in 2008-09.

While he still tries to unwrap the true "riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma" (FDR), and still sifts the evidence as to whether or not Sir Winston ever really "smoked" that cigar B he just published The United States Tennis Association: Raising the Game (2017), an institutional history of the USTA, of which is The Historian.  He is Robert Treat Professor of History (emeritus) from Rutgers University – where he taught for 32 years, was Pitt Professor at Cambridge University, 1987-88, and Visiting Distinguished Professor at The Citadel, 2002-04.  He held two fellowships at Corpus Christi College and was a Churchill Archive Fellow, both at Cambridge.  He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1988 as a Captain, with extensive service in the Naval Reserve Intelligence Program.  He lives on Seabrook Island, just south of Charleston, South Carolina, and in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts.