Billington, James Hadley

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Born: Jun 01, 1929 AD
Currently alive, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Historian, Librarians


1929 - Billington was born on the 1st of June in Mawr, Pennsylvania.

1950 - Graduated at Princeton University with highest honors.

       - He earned his doctorate from Balliol College, Oxford, where he was a Rhodes scholar.

1956 - Authored the book "Mikhailovsky and Russian Populism".

1957-1962 - Served as professor of history at Harvard University.

1964-1974 - At Princeton University, he was a professor of history.

1966 - Wrote "The Icon and the Axe".

1973-1987 - Served as Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

       - He founded the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies.

1980 - Authored the book "Fire in the Minds of Men".

1987 - Served as the 13th Librarian of Congress on 14th of September.

1992 - Wrote "Russia Transformed: Breakthrough to Hope, August 91'".

1998 - Wrote "The Face of Russia".

2002 - Received an honorary doctorate from the University of Oxford in November.

       - Dr. Billington is married to the former Marjorie Anne Brennan and they have four children.

 
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