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Stanley Yavneh Klos is an author, independent scholar, professor, entrepreneur, and former Italian Basketball Association player.
Stan’s education includes a BA in American Studies, BS in Zoology, MA in Rhetorical Theory & Historic Public Address and a Ph.D. Candidacy in Communications and Marketing. He attended, respectively, St. Peter’s College, Idaho State University and The Pennsylvania State University. He is currently a Loyola University Honors Visiting Professor in New Orleans.
In 1983, upon the discovery of 18th Century Philadelphia shipping records in his attic, Stan began to research and exhibit primary source documents. In 1999, he founded a non-profit corporation for the purpose of exhibiting historic primary sources in numerous venues throughout the United States. The Historic.us Corporation's primary source collections have headlined a plethora of universities, national historic sites, libraries, and museums special exhibits. Recent exhibits include the Louisiana Bicentennial Celebration at the state capitol, “America’s Four Republics: The More or Less United States” headlined at the Annapolis Continental Congress Festival, John F. Kennedy: A Wounded Nation at the New Orleans Mint.
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Stan has keynoted numerous special events including the Franklin D. Roosevelt American Heritage Center Museum’s grand opening and the 2003 re-entombment of First Lady Martha & President Samuel Huntington. His work has appeared in hundreds of print and digital publications including History Channel's Brad Meltzer's Decoded, The Declaration of Independence, U.S. News & World Report 2006 cover story, “Washington? Get In Line" & the Discovery Channel’s “Unsolved History: Plots To Kill Lincoln.” He has authored five books, President Who? Forgotten Founders; The Rise of the U.S. Presidency and the Forgotten Capitols; Happy Birthdays USA, Economic Home Runs, and America's Four Republics: The More or Less United States.
Stan is also an avid real estate historic preservationist who has re-developed 32 historically significant properties ranging from Vaudeville theaters to Revolutionary War Taverns in five states. He is a co-founder of various historic pursuits including the James Monroe Birthplace Commission.
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In 1999 Stan established an innovative internet education company, Virtualology.com which, as a survivor of the dot com crash, had over 500,000 pages views a day. As a real estate entrepreneur he acquired RE/MAX of Pennsylvania n/w expertly managing a marketing mix that increased yearly commission revenue from $240K to $36 million in 12 years. Stan participated, as a Regional Owner, in the executive mastermind that expanded RE/MAX into the world’s largest real estate entity.
In 1997 Stan co-founded Dinosaur Safaris, Inc., which is an ongoing private paleontology company with a quarry site located in Shell Wyoming yielding fossil that included six fully articulated specimens. Stan's stock was transferred to the Klos children in 2002 and they retain the family’s holdings in the fossils. The company's most recent sale, the world’s most complete Stegosaurus, was unveiled as in the London National History Museum in 2014.
Stan was an Italian Basketball Association player for Amaro Harrys in Bologna. He was the Captain of a U.S. Basketball Team, which competed in a 1978 European International Tournament. He has served on diverse boards including the WV Independent Colleges & Universities, Pittsburgh YMCA Family Camp, and the Mercy Center of N.J. He was the WV U.S. Senate Republican Nominee in 1994 challenging Robert C. Byrd signing the “Contract with America.”
Stan is married to Dr. Naomi Yavneh Klos the Director of University Honors, Loyola University, New Orleans. Together, they parent 12 children.