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Ray Allen Billington
Birth: Sep. 28, 1903
Bay City
Bay County
Michigan, USA
Death: Mar. 7, 1981
Los Angeles County, USA

Educator, historian and author. Billington held two Ph.D. degrees (University of Wisconsin 1926, and Harvard University 1933), taught at several universities in the U.S. served as a professor at Oxford University in England. He retired from his teaching career in 1960 and became the Senior Research Associate at the renowned Huntington Library. He wrote more than 25 historical books about the West and won a Spur Award from Western Writers of America for his book, America's Frontier Heritage. His final book, Limericks: Hysterical and Historical, was published posthumously and deals with frontier humor. Some of his other books were The Protestant Crusade (1938), Western Expansion: A History of the American Frontier (1949), American History After 1865 (1950 with revisions), The Far Western Frontier (1956), Westward Movement in the United States (1959), The Frontier Thesis (1966), The Genesis of the Frontier Thesis (1971), and Frederick Jackson Turner: Historian, Teacher, Scholar. (bio by: Shiver) 

Cause of death: Heart attack
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum
Altadena
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Shiver
Record added: Jun 14, 2003
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Ray Allen Billington
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Ray Allen Billington
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- Old Coot
 Added: Jan. 25, 2014
You'll be glad & perhaps surprised to know that the book with which you helped me at the Huntington Library was published to acclaim. I appreciate your having read an early version of the volume.
- Dr Mary Ann Wimsatt
 Added: Jul. 14, 2013

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Sep. 28, 2011
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