Robert W. Arnold III is a career public historian with a second career as a history professor. He was for seventeen years Chief of Government Records Services at the New York State Archives and was founding Director of the Albany County Hall of Records, founding President of the New York Association of Local Government Records Officers whose Distinguished Service Award is named for him. He is the recipient of a number of other awards and has been named five times to Who’s Who in America. Arnold has taught at the college level since 1980 and is in his thirtieth year teaching in the classroom at the College of Saint Rose and his fifteenth year teaching online at Excelsior College. He is an historical consultant and a frequent lecturer and teacher throughout New York State. He is also an historical re-enactor as a Tacksman of Clan Mackay, ca. 1745, and a Lieutenant in the Black Watch, ca. 1758. Arnold was Seanacaidh of the Clan Mackay by appointment of the Twenty Seventh Chief of the Name, Fourteenth Earl Reay. Arnold is a former Airborne and Ranger NCO and officer. He has three children and four grandchildren.

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