T. Harry Williams

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Birthday
19, 1909
Birthplace
Illinois
DEATH DATE
Jul 6, 1979 (70)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
19, 1909
Birthplace
Illinois
DEATH DATE
Jul 6, 1979 (70)

About

A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and scholar, he is best known for his biography of Louisiana politician Huey Long. He also published Lincoln and His Generals, a study of the Civil War.

Before Fame

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1937.

Trivia

He was a history professor at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge for thirty-eight years.

Family Life

He married his second wife, Estelle Skolfield, in 1952. From his first marriage, he had a child named Mai Frances.

Associated With

His biography of Huey Long received both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1970.