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Richard N. Current

Richard N. CurrentAKA Richard Nelson Current

Born: 5-Oct-1912
Birthplace: Colorado City, CO
Died: 26-Oct-2012
Location of death: Boston, MA
Cause of death: Natural Causes

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Lincoln Nobody Knows

Father: Park Current
Mother: Anna Christiansen
Sister: Maloa Reed
Sister: Irma Hilfers
Wife: Rose Bonar (d. 1983, one son)
Daughter: Annabelle
Son: Dana
Wife: Marcia Ewing (until his death)

    University: Oberlin College
    University: MA, Fletcher School, Tufts University
    University: PhD History, University of Wisconsin at Madison (1940)

    Bancroft Prize 1956 for Lincoln the President: The Last Full Measure

Author of books:
Old Thad Stevens: A Story of Ambition (1942)
Pine Logs and Politics: A Life of Philetus Sawyer, 1816-1900 (1950)
The Typewriter and the Men Who Made It (1954)
Secretary Stimson: A Study in Statecraft (1954)
Daniel Webster and the Rise of National Conservatism (1955)
The Lincoln Nobody Knows (1958)
Lincoln and the First Shot (1963)
John C. Calhoun (1963)
Three Carpetbag Governors (1967)
Wisconsin: The Civil War Era, 1848-1873 (1976)
Wisconsin: A Bicentennial History (1977)
Unity, Ethnicity, and Abraham Lincoln (1978)
Speaking of Abraham Lincoln: The Man and His Meaning for Our Times (1983)
Northernizing the South (1983)
Arguing with Historians: Essays on the Historical and the Unhistorical (1987)
Those Terrible Carpetbaggers (1988)
Lincoln, the Constitution, and Presidential Leadership (1989)
Phi Beta Kappa in American Life: The First Two Hundred Years (1990)
What Is an American? Abraham Lincoln and "Multiculturalism" (1993)
Lincoln's Loyalists: Union Soldiers from the Confederacy (1994)

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