Currently alive, at 86 years of age.
1934 – Born in Atlanta, Georgia on the 22th of May. 1951 – He graduated from Campion High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. 1961 – Received his PhD in classics from Yale in. 1863 – Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address on the 19th of November.
1970 – The Crisis of the Self-Made Man.
1978 – Inventing America: Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence.
1979 – Confessions of a Conservative.
1992 – Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America.
1993 – He won a Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for his book Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America. 1995 – He received a L.H.D. from Bates College. – He received an honorary doctorate from the College of the Holy Cross.
1997 – John Wayne’s America: The Politics of Celebrity"
1998 – President Clinton awarded him the National Endowment for the Humanities Presidential Medal. – He has also won the National Book Critics Circle Award.
2007 – Wills will appear at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral in conversation with Dean Alan Jones. More information is available at: http://www.gracecathedral.org/calendar/detail.php?eid=1053.