John Ray Skates

John Ray Skates Jr. (born October 14, 1934) was a historian in Mississippi. He chaired the history department at the University of Southern Mississippi. He wrote a history of the Mississippi Supreme Court, and his research into the history is held at USM's McCain Library and Archives. He also wrote a book about planning for an invasion of Japan towards the end of World War II arguing it was not the preferred alternative to an atomic bomb attack and that justifying the bombing by setting it against such an invasion as the other alternative is ahistorical.

He was born in Catchings, Mississippi in Sharkey County, Mississippi on October 14, 1934. In 1956 he married Kathleen Craig Barnwell. He was a colonel in the Army Reserve.

Skates earned his PhD from Mississippi State University where he wrote his thesis on Frederick Sullens and the ''Jackson Daily News''. He continued to publish and his writings were published in journals including: ''Journal of Military History'' and ''Southern Quarterly''. He occasionally collaborated with David G. Sansing, another Mississippi historian, whom he'd taught as a grad student. Provided by Wikipedia
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