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Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns GoodwinAKA Doris Helen Kearns

Born: 4-Jan-1943
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Team of Rivals

Father: Michael Francis Aloysius Kearns (bank examiner)
Mother: Helen Miller Kearns (homemaker, d. 1958, heart attack)
Sister: Charlotte
Sister: Jeanne
Husband: Richard N. Goodwin (m. 14-Dec-1975)
Son: Richard (stepson)
Son: Michael
Son: Joseph

    High School: South Side Senior High School, Rockville Center, NY (1960)
    University: BA, Colby College (1964)
    University: PhD Government, Harvard University
    Professor: Government, Harvard University (ten years)
    Administrator: Board of Overseers, Harvard University (1999-2005)

    White House Staff (1960s)
    White House Fellows 1967
    Member of the Board of Northwest Airlines (1997-2008)
    Academy of Achievement (1996)
    Center for the Study of the Presidency
    Roosevelt Institute Board of Governors
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Pulitzer Prize for History 1995 for No Ordinary Time
    Barnard Medal of Distinction 2000
    Wedding: Jack Welch and Suzy Wetlaufer (2004)
    Funeral: Tim Russert (2008)
    Funeral: Ted Kennedy (2009)

    PBS NewsHour Panelist
    Meet the Press Panelist

    Baseball (18-Sep-1994) · Herself

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Author of books:
Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream (1976, history)
The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys: An American Saga (1987, biography)
No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II (1994, history)
Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir (1997, memoir)
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (2005, biography)

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