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Jack N. Rakove

AKA Jack Norman Rakove

Born: 4-Jun-1947
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Original Meanings

Military service: US Army Reserve

Father: Milton L. Rakove (political scientist, b. 1918, d. 1983)
Mother: Shirley
Wife: Helen (attorney, m. 1969, two sons)
Son: Dan Rakove
Son: Robert B. Rakove (historian)

    High School: Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL
    University: University of Edinburgh (attended 1966-67)
    University: AB History, Haverford College (1968)
    University: PhD History, Harvard University (1975)
    Professor: History, Colgate University (1975-80)
    Professor: History and American Studies, Stanford University (1980-)

    Pulitzer Prize for History 1997 for Original Meanings
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1999
    American Antiquarian Society 2000
    American Philosophical Society 2007
    Society for the History of the Early American Republic President (2002-03)

Author of books:
The Beginnings of National Politics: An Interpretive History of the Continental Congress (1979, history)
James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic (1990, biography)
Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution (1996, law)
Declaring Rights: A Brief History with Documents (1997, history)
Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America (2010, history)

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