October 23, 2011
William Badgett Gatewood Jr. died. Gatewood was a nationally recognized scholar and longtime professor of history at the University of Arkansas (UA) in Fayetteville (Washington County). He also served briefly as chancellor of the university. Gatewood was the author, co-author, or editor of fourteen books and more than seventy-five articles in scholarly journals. In addition to his service to UA and the history community, Gatewood was also a founding board member of the Fayetteville Community Foundation and the Walton Arts Center Council and served as a member of the board of directors of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation and the Arkansas Humanities Council.