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Robert Pirsig

AKA Robert Maynard Pirsig

Born: 6-Sep-1928
Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN
Died: 24-Apr-2017
Location of death: South Berwick, ME
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Buddhist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Military service: US Army (1946-48)

Father: Maynard Pirsig (d. 5-Feb-1997)
Mother: Harriet Marie Sjobeck Pirsig
Wife: Nancy Ann James (m. 1954, div. Aug-1978, 2 sons)
Son: Chris (b. 29-Nov-1956, d. 1979, stabbed)
Son: Theodore (b. 1958)
Wife: Wendy Kimball (b. 28-Dec-1978)
Daughter: Nell (b. 1981)

    High School: University of Minnesota High School
    University: BA Philosophy, University of Minnesota (1950)
    University: Banaras Hindu University, India
    University: MA Journalism, University of Minnesota (1958)
    Professor: Montana State University Bozeman (1958-60)
    Professor: University of Chicago (1960)

    FMC Project Technical Author, Northern Ordnance Division (1965-66)
    General Mills (1956-58)
    Nervous Breakdown
    Shock Treatment 1963
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1974
    Swedish Ancestry Maternal
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Schizophrenia, Depression

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