Robert David Putnam

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Birthday
9, 1941
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
9, 1941 (age 78)
Birthplace
New York

About

Political scientist and writer who served as a member of the Trilateral Commission from 1990 to 1998. His published works include Bowling Alone: the Collapse and Revival of American Community.

Before Fame

He competed in a bowling league while growing up in Port Clinton, Ohio.

Trivia

He became the Malkin Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Family Life

He married a Jewish French horn player named Rosemary in 1963.

Associated With

President Barack Obama awarded him with the National Humanities Medal in 2013.