Stephen Ambrose

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Birthday
10, 1936
Birthplace
Lovington, IL
Death Date
Oct 13, 2002 (66)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
10, 1936
Birthplace
Lovington, IL
Death Date
Oct 13, 2002 (66)

About

American historian and author who wrote biographies of U.S. presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. His other popular historical works include D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II (1994) and Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West (1996).

Before Fame

He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and played on the school's football team for three years. After returning to his alma mater to receive his PhD in history, he became a professor in the history department at the University of New Orleans.

Trivia

His popular work, The Wild Blue, investigates World War II-era aviation.

Family Life

With his first wife, Judith Dorlester, he had a daughter, Stephenie, and a son, Barry. Dorlester died in her late twenties, and Ambrose later married Moira Buckley, whose two sons and one daughter he adopted.

Associated With

He was a great admirer of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.