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Franklin, John Hope

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Born: 1915 AD
Currently alive, at 99 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

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1915 – He was born on the 2nd day of January this year in Rentiesville, Oklahoma.

 

1935 – He graduated from Fisk University this year.

 

1940 – He met and courted Aurelia Whittington at Fisk. After a correspondence and courtship that lasted 10 years, they married on June 11th this year at her parent's home in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

 

1941 - He earned a doctorate in history from Harvard University.

 

1947 - He taught at Howard University.

 

1952 – His only child, John Whittington Franklin, was born August 24 of this year.

 

1956 - He chaired the department of history at Brooklyn College.

 

1982 - He served in the history department at the University of Chicago, and as its chair from 1967-70, and as the John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor, 1969-82.

 

1983 – He was appointed as the James B. Duke Professor of History at Duke University.

 

1985 – He took emeritus status. Franklin was also Professor of Legal History at the Duke University Law School from 1985-92.

 

1995 - He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

 

2006 – He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters at Lafayette College's 171st Commencement Exercises.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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