James MacGregor Burns

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Birthday
3, 1918
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Jul 15, 2014 (95)
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Birthday
3, 1918
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Jul 15, 2014 (95)

About

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer who received the National Book Award in History and Biography for his book Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom. He gained additional recognition for his writings on leadership theory.

Before Fame

He ran as the Deomocratic nominee for the First Congressional District of Massachussetts in 1958.

Trivia

He advocated to repeal the 22nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which hampers presidents from serving more than two terms in office.

Family Life

He was raised in Burlington, Massachusetts.

Associated With

He became the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Government Emeritus at Williams College.