F. Palmer Weber Research Professorship
The F. Palmer Weber Research Professorship in Civil Liberties and Human Rights was funded by the Reed Foundation, Inc., of New York. Palmer Weber (College '34, Graduate Arts & Sciences '38, '40) was the first white Southerner elected to the national board of the NAACP and was a staff member on numerous congressional committees during World War II. He served on the President's Advisory Committee of the American Civil Liberties Union. Mr. Weber, who died in 1986, was an investment banker with his own firm in Charlottesville. Reed Foundation president Reed Rubin was an investment banking prot'g' of Mr. Weber.
Joshua Bowers 2014-present