1870 - Born in New Haven, Connecticut.
1895 - Received his BA in Yale University where he also worked as the editor of both The Yale Courant and The Yale Literary Magazine.
1897 - Finished his Master's Degree in Yale.
- Became editor of the New Haven Morning News.
1905 - After writing for The New York Evening Post and The New York Sun, BJH left newspapers and became a "muckraker" writing for McClure's Magazine.
1906 - Appeared his writing "The Story of Life-Insurance".
1919 - Began writing biographies, when he was the ghostwriter of "Ambassador Morgenthau's Story" for Henry Morgenthau, Sr.
1921 - Won the Pulitzer Prize for The Victory at Sea which he co-authored with William Sowden Sims.
- Wrote the Age of Big Business using a series of individual biographies, as an enthusiastic look at the foundation of the corporation in America and the rapid rise of the United States as a world power.
1923 - Pulitzer Prize for The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page.
1929 - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Training of An American.
1940-1946 - Explained his work on a biography on Andrew Mellon, which was commissioned by the Mellon
family, but never published.
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