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Dr John Shelton Curtiss
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Birth: Jul. 15, 1899
Erie County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 27, 1983
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA

American historian and expert on the Soviet Union

Son of Harlow Clarke Curtiss and his wife, Ethel (Mann) Curtiss. His mother was born in Vienna, Austria, of American parents.

A.B., Princeton University, 1921
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1939

He married Edna Sutter on Sept. 21 1925, in Buffalo, NY

During the 1930s he worked in the Soviet Union for one of the few U.S. companies allowed to operate there.

He was a longtime James B. Duke Professor of History at Duke University.

He was the author of many books on Russian history,

In 1981, he went to Honolulu to live with his daughter. He died died there Dec. 27, 1983

He was survived by: his daughter, Anne Fong, Ph.D,; his son, John Sutter Curtiss, Ph.D., professor of economics at the University of Cincinnati; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Family links: 
  Harlow Clarke Curtiss (1858 - 1933)
  Ethel Mann Curtiss (1873 - 1939)
  Edna Sutter Curtiss (1896 - 1981)
  John Shelton Curtiss (1899 - 1983)
  Stiles Judson Curtiss (1904 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Specifically: unknown
Created by: Martin Weybright
Record added: Jan 31, 2010
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Dr John Shelton Curtiss
Added by: Martin Weybright
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- Steve Calvert, Duke, class of 1962
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