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Pulitzer Prize for Biography

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The Pulitzer Prize for Biography, awarded since 1917.

1917
Laura E. Richards and Maude Howe Elliott Julia Ward Howe
1918
William Cabell Bruce Benjamin Franklin, Self-Revealed
1919
Henry Adams The Education of Henry Adams
1920
Albert J. Beveridge The Life of John Marshall (4 vols.)
1921
Edward Bok The Americanization of Edward Bok
1922
Hamlin Garland A Daughter of the Middle Border
1923
Burton J. Hendrick The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page
1924
Michael Idvorsky Pupin From Immigrant to Inventor
1925
M. A. Dewolfe Howe Barrett Wendell and His Letters
1926
Harvey Cushing The Life of Sir William Osler (2 vols.)
1927
Emory Holloway Whitman
1928
Charles Edward Russell The American Orchestra and Theodore Thomas
1929
Burton J. Hendrick The Training of an American: The Earlier Life and Letters of Walter H. Page
1930
Marquis James The Raven
1931
Henry James Charles W. Eliot
1932
Henry F. Pringle Theodore Roosevelt
1933
Allan Nevins Grover Cleveland
1934
Tyler Dennett John Hay
1935
Douglas S. Freeman R. E. Lee
1936
Ralph Barton Perry The Thought and Character of William James
1937
Allan Nevins Hamilton Fish
1938
Marquis James Andrew Jackson (2 vols.)
1938
Odell Shepard Pedlar's Progress
1939
Carl Van Doren Benjamin Franklin
1940
Ray Stannard Baker Woodrow Wilson, Life and Letters. Vols. VII and VIII
1941
Ola Elizabeth Winslow Jonathan Edward
1942
Forrest Wilson Crusader in Crinoline
1943
Samuel Eliot Morison Admiral of the Ocean Sea
1944
Carleton Mabee The American Leonardo: The Life of Samuel F. B. Morse
1945
Russell Blaine Nye George Bancroft: Brahmin Rebel
1946
Linnie Marsh Wolfe Son of the Wilderness
1947
William Allen White The Autobiography of William Allen White
1948
Margaret Clapp Forgotten First Citizen: John Bigelow
1949
Robert E. Sherwood Roosevelt and Hopkins
1950
Samuel Flagg Bemis John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy
1951
Margaret Louise Coit John C. Calhoun: American Portrait
1952
Merlo J. Pusey Charles Evans Hughes
1953
David J. Mays Edmund Pendleton 1721-1803
1954
Charles Lindbergh The Spirit of St. Louis
1955
William S. White The Taft Story
1956
Talbot Faulkner Hamlin Benjamin Henry Latrobe
1957
John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage
1958
Douglas Southall Freeman, John Alexander Carroll, Mary Wells Ashworth George Washington
1959
Arthur Walworth Woodrow Wilson, American Prophet
1960
Samuel Eliot Morison John Paul Jones
1961
David Donald Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War
1962
(no award)  
1963
Leon Edel Henry James
1964
Walter Jackson Bate John Keats
1965
Ernest Samuels Henry Adams (3 vols.)
1966
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. A Thousand Days
1967
Justin Kaplan Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain
1968
George F. Kennan Memoirs
1969
Benjamin Lawrence Reid The Man From New York: John Quinn and His Friends
1970
Thomas Harry Williams Huey Long
1971
Lawrence Thompson Robert Frost: The Years of Triumph, 1915-1938
1972
Joseph P. Lash Eleanor and Franklin
1973
W. A. Swanberg Luce and His Empire
1974
Louis Sheaffer O'Neill, Son and Artist
1975
Robert Caro The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
1976
R. W. B. Lewis Edith Wharton: A Biography
1977
John Mack A Prince of Our Disorder: The Life of T E. Lawrence
1978
Walter Jackson Bate Samuel Johnson
1979
Leonard Baker Days of Sorrow and Pain: Leo Baeck and the Berlin Jews
1980
Edmund Morris The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
1981
Robert K. Massie Peter the Great: His Life and World
1982
William S. McFeely Grant: A Biography
1983
Russell Baker Growing Up
1984
Louis R. Harlan Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-1915
1985
Kenneth Silverman The Life and Times of Cotton Mather
1986
Elizabeth Frank Louise Bogan: A Portrait
1987
David J. Garrow Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
1988
David Herbert Donald Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe
1989
Richard Ellmann Oscar Wilde
1990
Sebastian de Grazia Machiavelli in Hell
1991
Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith Jackson Pollock: An American Saga
1992
Lewis B. Puller Fortunate Son: The Autobiography of Lewis B. Puller Jr.
1993
David McCullough Truman
1994
David Levering Lewis W. E. B. Dubois: Biography of a Race, 1868-1919
1995
Joan D. Hedrick Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life
1996
Jack Miles God: A Biography
1997
Frank McCourt Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
1998
Katharine Graham Personal History
1999
A. Scott Berg Lindbergh
2000
Stacy Schiff Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov)
2001
David Levering Lewis W. E. B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and The American Century, 1919-1963
2002
David McCullough John Adams
2003
Robert Caro Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
2004
William Taubman Khrushchev: The Man and His Era
2005
Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan De Kooning: An American Master
2006
Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
2007
Debby Applegate The Most Famous Man in America
2008
John Matteson Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father
2009
Jon Meacham American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
2010
T. J. Stiles The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
2011
Ron Chernow Washington: A Life



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