A native son of Cambridge, Maryland, Dr. William H. Wroten, Jr. pursued his education
by obtaining a B.A. from Western Kentucky University, M.A. from University
of Maryland and Ph.D. from University of Colorado. In 1955, Dr. Wroten was
hired as a Professor of History at then Maryland State Teachers College at
serving as Chair of the Department of History until his retirement from
Salisbury University in 1980. During his career, Dr. Wroten also
served as Director of Graduate Studies at SU, helped to establish the
Somerset County Historical Society and served as President of the Wicomico
County Historical Society and the Dorchester County Historical Society.
In addition, Dr. Wroten was a contributor to several publications, including
Beach Magazine, The Eastern Shore Heartland,
The Salisbury Times, as well as authoring the book, Assateague.
From the William H. Wroten, Jr. Collection, the Nabb Research Center presents the Delmarva Heritage Series, articles written by the
respected authority on Eastern Shore history and customs, William H. Wroten, Jr.