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Dr Richard Nelson Current
Birth: Oct. 5, 1912
Colorado City
Pueblo County
Colorado, USA
Death: Oct. 26, 2012
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Historical, Writer. Know as a prolific and award-winning Abraham Lincoln scholar. Graduated in Political Science at Tufts University and with a research doctorate in History obtained in 1940 from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, he taught at several American universities, including the Salisbury State University, the University of Illinois, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and University of Wisconsin at Madison. Thanks to the international spread of his essays, Dr. Current was invited to teach in Chile, Japan and India. During his very long career, he is dead at the ripe old age of 100, has published hundreds of articles and wrote nearly 50 historical works, including "Pine Logs and Politics: A Life of Philetus Sawyer, 1816-1900", "Lincoln the President: Midstream to the Last Full Measure", " The Lincoln Nobody Knows "," Lincoln and the First Shot "," United States History: A World Power "," Phi Beta Kappa in American Life: The First Two Hundred Years "and the last "Knut Hamsun Remembers America: Essays and Stories, 1885-1949". Dr. Current has also received several prestigious awards such as the Bancroft Prize, the O. Max Gardner Award from the University of North Carolina, the George Banta Award from the Wisconsin Library Association and the Logan Hay Medal from the Abraham Lincoln Association, as well as being appointed Fulbright Professor in Munich and Harmsworth Professor from Oxford University. He is dead of natural causes. (bio by: Lucy Caldarelli) 
 
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Forest Lawn Cemetery
Greensboro
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Forest Lawn Cemetery
 
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Originally Created by: Lucy Caldarelli
Record added: Dec 26, 2012
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Dr Richard Nelson Current
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