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Samuel Eliot Morison

Samuel Eliot MorisonBorn: 9-Jul-1887
Birthplace: Boston, MA
Died: 15-May-1976
Location of death: Boston, MA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Northeast Harbor, ME

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Rear Admiral and naval historian

Professor at Harvard for forty years.

Father: John H. Morison
Mother: Emily Marshal Eliot Morison
Wife: Elizabeth S. Green (d. 1945, four children)
Daughter: Emily Morison Beck (editor of Bartlett's Quotations)
Wife: Priscilla Barton (m. 1949)

    High School: St. Paul's School, Concord, NH (1903)
    University: BA, Harvard University (1908)
    University: PhD, Harvard University (1912)
    Professor: Harvard University

    Legion of Merit
    Emerson Thoreau Medal 1961
    Balzan Prize 1962
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964
    Pulitzer Prize for Biography 1943 for Admiral of the Ocean Sea
    Pulitzer Prize for Biography 1960 for John Paul Jones
    American Philosophical Society

Author of books:
Life of Harrison Gray Otis (1913)
Maritime History of Massachusetts (1921)
The Growth of the American Republic (1930, nonfiction, with H. S. Commager)
Admiral of the Ocean Sea (1942, biography of Christopher Columbus)
History of United States Naval Operations in World War II (1947-62, 15 volumes)
John Paul Jones (1959, biography)
The Oxford History of the American People (1965, nonfiction)
The European Discovery of America (1971-4, nonfiction, two volumes)


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