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John Niven

AKA William John Niven

Born: 26-Oct-1921
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Died: 14-Aug-1997
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: John C. Calhoun and the Price of Union

Military service: US Navy Reserve (1942-46, Lt.)

Father: William John Niven
Mother: Marion Fredricks
Wife: Elizabeth Thomson (m. 11-Sep-1948, one son, one daughter)
Son: John Drake
Daughter: Katherine Pope

    University: BA, University of Connecticut (1943)
    University: MA, Columbia University (1947)
    University: PhD, Columbia University (1954)
    Associate Professor: Claremont Graduate University (1965-90)

    General Dynamics (1951-60)
 
    American Historical Association
    Organization of American Historians
    Southern History Association

Author of books:
Connecticut for the Union: The Role of the State in the Civil War (1965, history)
Gideon Welles: Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy (1973, biography)
Martin Van Buren: The Romantic Age of American Politics (1983, biography)
The American President Lines and Its Forebears, 1848-1984: From Paddlewheelers to Containerships (1987, corporate history)
John C. Calhoun and the Price of Union (1988, biography)
The Coming of the Civil War, 1837-1861 (1990, history)
Salmon P. Chase: A Biography (1995, biography)


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