Currently alive, at 99 years of age.
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1918 – James MacGregor Burns is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Presidential biographer, a pioneer in the study of leadership was born on August 3rd. An American historian and political scientist.
1943-1946 – Burns served as combat historian in the Pacific Theater; he was awarded the Bronze Star and four Battle Stars.
1952 – He co-wrote "Government by the People: The Dynamics of American National Government" and "Government by the People: The Dynamics of American State and Local Government".
1956 – Burns won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for his biography, Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox.
1958 – Burns was a Democratic nominee for the 1st Congressional District of Massachusetts and also served as a delegate to four Democratic National Conventions.
1970 – Burns won another Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for his biography, Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom.
1978 – His book, Leadership, was published and is still considered the seminal work in the field of leadership studies.
1982 – He wrote the 3-volume "The American Experiment".
1997 – He was also the co-chair, with Georgia Sorenson, of the Salzburg Leadership Seminar in Salzburg, Austria.
2001 – His most recent book, with Susan Dunn, is The Three Roosevelts: Patrician Leaders Who Transformed America (Grove Atlantic)