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Peter Putnam

AKA Peter Brock Putnam

Born: 11-Jun-1920
Birthplace: Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Died: 23-Sep-1998
Location of death: Princeton, NJ
Cause of death: Cancer - Lymphoma

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Keep Your Head Up, Mr. Putnam!

Father: Brock Putnam
Mother: Margaret Faber
Sister: Theodora Downing
Wife: Durinda Dobbins (m. 12-Aug-1944, until his death, one daughter, two sons)
Daughter: Barbara Durinda Putnam
Son: Brock Putnam
Son: John Gerry Putnam

    High School: Hill School, Pottstown, PA (1938)
    University: BA, Princeton University (1942)
    University: MA, Princeton University (1946)
    University: PhD Russian History, Princeton University (1950)
    Lecturer: European History, Princeton University (1950-55)

    Recording for the Blind Trustee (1955-98, as President, 1976-80)
    Unitarian Universalist Association VP (1965-67)
 
    Suicide Attempt 1940
    Shot: Self-Inflicted 1940 (resulted in blindness)
    Risk Factors: Depression, Blindness

Author of books:
Keep Your Head Up, Mr. Putnam! (1952, memoir)
Cast off the Darkness (1957, memoir)
Love in the Lead: The Miracle of the Seeing Eye Dog (1979)


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