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Hendrick, Burton Jesse

Born: 1870 AD
Died: 1949 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Biographers, Historian, Journalist

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.