Originally PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2016
The American Philosophical Society has elected Thomas C. Holt, James Westfall Thompson Distinguished Service Professor of American and African American History and in the College, as a member. Founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin, the APS is the oldest learned society in the United States. Holt is the third Chicago historian elected to the society. John Hope Franklin was elected in 1973, and William H. McNeill was elected in 1977.