Archibald Ross Lewis (1914-1990) was a historian, World War II Veteran, professor, and author. He wrote 14 books, and more than 100 articles. As a professor he taught at the University of South Carolina, University of Texas, and University of Massachusetts, in that order.
Archibald Ross Lewis was born on August 25, 1914, in Bronxville, New York. He enrolled at Princeton, where he earned his bachelor's degree (1936), Master's Degree (1939), and Doctoral Degree (1940). Lewis served for 5 years in World War Two, working in field artillery. He retired as a lieutenant colonel. During the War he was awarded a Croix de Guerre, a bronze star, and five battle stars. Most of what we know about his military service comes from his book, War in The West, which he wrote shortly before he died of a heart attack in 1990. The book itself was not published until his 1992.
Lewis first served at the university of South Carolina. Afterwards he was a professor at University of Texas for 16 years, and then University of Massachusetts for another 16 years,