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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
    Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights Board of Trustees
    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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