Samuel Eliot Morison

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Birthday
9, 1887
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Mar 15, 1976 (88)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
9, 1887
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Mar 15, 1976 (88)

About

A respected American war historian, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Admiral of the Ocean Sea (1942), a biography of Christopher Columbus. His other popular works include Oxford History of the American People (1965) and The Growth of the American Republic (1930).

Before Fame

He graduated from Harvard University in 1908. He later became a professor at the University of California-Berkeley.

Trivia

He received a second Pulitzer Prize for his 1959 work, John Paul Jones: A Sailor's Biography.

Family Life

He was raised in Boston, Massachusetts. His grandfather and namesake, Samuel Eliot, was also an historian and teacher.

Associated With

He was distantly related to poet T.S. Eliot.