Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. Honored with Shelby Foote Preservation Legacy Award

Dr. Pamplin established the Park in the early 1990s after a Civil War battlefield preservation group alerted him that a tract of land belonging to his ancestors during the Civil War in Dinwiddie County, VA could be purchased and preserved. Since 1994, the Park has undergone a number of expansions to reach its current size of 424 acres, with over five miles of trails, four museums and four antebellum homes.

“One of my greatest achievements has been the preservation of historical artifacts and sites so that future generations will remember and honor the brave soldiers who fought and died to create the liberties that we all enjoy today,” said Dr. Pamplin. “I am honored to be recognized by the Civil War Trust for my preservation efforts and look forward to continuing my work in preservation in the future.”

Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. is a businessman, philanthropist, author, historical preservationist, ordained Minister and educator. As chairman, president and CEO of R.B. Pamplin Corporation, his business interests include media, textiles, construction and agriculture. He has authored 14 books and earned eight degrees (including two doctorates), in business administration, economics, accounting, education and theology. In addition to this latest award, Dr. Pamplin has received many honorary degrees and notable national awards, including America’s Outstanding Individual Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Volunteers of America’s National Volunteer of the Year and Beta Gamma Sigma International’s Business Achievement Award.

Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. has earned eight degrees including two doctorates in business, economics, accounting, education, and theology. He has been honored nationally as a businessman, philanthropist, ordained minister, educator, historical preservationist, and author of fourteen books including two book-of-the-month club selections. Dr. Pamplin’s business interests include Media – Portland Tribune and 25 community newspapers, textiles, construction, and agriculture. He has been awarded many honorary degrees, and featured in national magazines, newspapers, and on television. He has served on Presidential and State Commissions, and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for three colleges.

National and local publications have written of Dr. Pamplin – “Not since the late Victorians has any person accomplished so much in a … single concentrated life.”