The Judge and The Historian

Ramses Delafontaine

Historians as Expert Witnesses Ramses Delafontaine

Theodore Wilson

Theodore Wilson

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Theodore Wilson is a military historian at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. He is a history professor and is the Assistant Chair and Director of Graduate Studies. He has directed approximately 40 M.A. theses and 30 Ph.D. dissertations, mostly treating aspects of U.S. foreign relations and the American military experience. Current research embraces Anglo-American cultural interaction during World War II, the U.S. Army and the early Cold War, and a long-gestating biography of Henry A. Wallace.

In an affidavit submitted for Insolia v. Philip Morris he disclosed that he had made $320,000 working for the tobacco industry as an expert historian.[1] In his deposition in the landmark case US v. Philip Morris et al., in 2002, Wilson stated that he had made approximately $500,000 as an expert judicial witness for the tobacco industry.[2]


[1] Affidavit of Theodore Wilson, 1997, Insolia v. Philip Morris. Westlaw reference: 1997 WL 33833947.

[2] Deposition of Theodore Wilson, September 4, 2002, US v. Philip Morris et al. LTDL. Bates Number: WILSONT090402. Accessed 31 Oct 2014, 39.