Billington, James Hadley
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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