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Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.AKA Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr.

Born: 15-Oct-1917
Birthplace: Columbus, OH
Died: 28-Feb-2007
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA

Gender: Male
Religion: Unitarian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Age of Roosevelt

Military service: Office of War Information (1942-43); OSS (1943-45)

Father: Arthur M. Schlesinger (historian, b. 1888, d. 1965)
Mother: Elizabeth Bancroft
Wife: Marian Cannon (m. 1940, div. 1970, four children)
Wife: Alexandra Emmet (m. 1971, one son)
Son: Robert Emmet Kennedy Schlesinger

    High School: Phillips Exeter Academy (1933)
    University: Harvard University (1938)
    Professor: Harvard University (1946-67)
    Professor: City University of New York (1967-95)

    White House Speechwriter
    OSS Agent
    American Academy of Arts and Letters 1961
    Americans for Democratic Action
    Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Advisory Board
    Harvard Society of Fellows 1939-42
    Kennedy Center Trustee Emeritus
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Funeral: Katharine Graham (2001)
    Pulitzer Prize for History 1946 for The Age of Jackson
    Pulitzer Prize for Biography 1966 for A Thousand Days
    National Book Award for History and Biography 1966 for A Thousand Days

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Huey Long (28-Sep-1985) · Himself
    Garbo Talks (12-Oct-1984) · Himself

Author of books:
Orestes A. Brownson. A Pilgrim's Progress (1939, biography)
The Age of Jackson (1945, history)
The Vital Center: The Politics of Freedom (1949, politics)
The Age of Roosevelt (1957-60, history)
The Politics of Hope (1963, politics)
A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House (1965, biography)
The Bitter Heritage: Vietnam and American Democracy, 1941-1966 (1967, history)
The Crisis of Confidence: Ideas, Power and Violence in America (1969, social studies)
The Imperial Presidency (1973, history)
Robert Kennedy and His Times (1978, biography)
The Cycles of American History (1986, history)
The Disuniting of America: Reflections on a Multicultural Society (1991, social studies)
A Life in the 20th Century: Innocent Beginnings, 1917-1950 (2000, memoir)
War and the American Presidency (2004, history)
Journals: 1952-2000 (2007, journal)


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