John Charles Waldrup

Part-Time Instructor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College of Arts Humanities, Soc Sci

History and Political Science

Gibbs Hall 329
Ph.D.History / University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
MAHistory / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
JDLaw / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.S.History / University of Tennessee


Native of Asheville, NC. BS from Univ of Tenn-Knoxville. JD, MA, PhD (history) from UNC-Chapel Hill. Thesis: "Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears a Crown": Ruling Elites in North Carolina, 1776-1789. Dissertation: James Iredell and the Practice of Law in Revolutionary Era North Carolina [1770-1790]. "The Role of the Judiciary in North Carolina," for Bicentennial of US Constitution, Duke U Office of Continuing Education (1985); "Litigation and Court Records of 200 Years Ago," for National Genealogical Society (1987). Book reviews: Papers of James Iredell, v. 3, in Jour of Southern History, vol 72, no 1 (Feb 2006); Papers of John Marshall, vol. 5, Selected Law Cases, in NC Historical Review, vol. 65, no.1 (1988); Crime and Society in North Carolina, 1663-1773, in NC Historical Review, vol. 67, no 3 (1990).

Research Interests

Legal history in late colonial and Revolutionary US ; History of development of early western North Carolina