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Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professorship in History

Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Established in 1991 by Leonard and Helen R. Stulman

Stulman.Leonard and HelenLEONARD STULMAN, A&S 1925, and his wife, HELEN R. STULMAN, made an impressive mark on their native Baltimore through both their business and their generous philanthropy. Mr. Stulman achieved great success in construction and real estate and supported the Jewish community, the arts, music, theater, and Johns Hopkins. In addition to endowing this professorship, the Stulmans endowed a lecture series in history and fellowships in the humanities. Mrs. Stulman died soon after their commitment was announced. Mr. Stulman died in 2000.

“I accomplished a dream by making the community a partner, so to speak, in my success. To be in a position to make these gifts has given me and my wife more pleasure than you will ever imagine.”

-Leonard Stulman

Held by John Marshall

JOHN MARSHALL is a British historian and an historian of ideas. He was awarded a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Cambridge University, where he was also a Junior Research Fellow and a By-Fellow. He has a master’s degree and a PhD from Johns Hopkins. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Marshall has written two books on the English philosopher and political theorist John Locke. Reviewers called his Locke: Religion, Resistance, and Responsibility ‘essential reading’, ‘an impressive achievement and a major contribution to the understanding of Locke’s moral and religious thought’, an ‘important work in the history of social, political, and philosophical thought’, and ‘at once textually acute and theoretically grand…a superb and detailed study’. And they declared that John Locke, Toleration and Early Enlightenment Culture was ‘an outstanding contribution to the history of religious toleration’, a ‘magisterial tome’, an ‘immense contribution’, a ‘tour de force’, and ‘A powerful piece of scholarship – brilliantly conceived, breath-taking in scope, and rich in historical insight…surely destined to become a classic’.