Alan Brinkley

Alan Brinkley

Birth
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Death 17 Jun 2019 (aged 70)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Cremated
Memorial ID 200212353 · View Source
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Alan Brinkley was an American political historian, son of Ann (Fischer) and long-time television newscaster at NBC and ABC David Brinkley, brother of John Brinkley and Joel Brinkley, syndicated columnist, who taught in the journalism program at Stanford University until his own death in 2014.

Alan Brinkley was an undergraduate at Princeton University and received his doctorate at Harvard University in 1979, he was one of three American historians to have been both Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford (1998-1999) and Pitt Professor of American History at Cambridge (2011-2012). He is an honorary fellow of the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford. He received the Jerome Levenson Teaching Prize in 1982 at Harvard University, where Brinkley taught for seven years; and the Great Teacher Award at Columbia in 2003. Brinkley taught for over 20 years at Columbia University, and was the Allan Nevins Professor of History until his death. From 2003 to 2009, he was University Provost. Alan Brinkley passed away from complications of ALS, at age 70.


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  • Created by: the Chronicler
  • Added: 17 Jun 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 200212353
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alan Brinkley (2 Jun 1949–17 Jun 2019), Find A Grave Memorial no. 200212353, ; Maintained by the Chronicler (contributor 47037004) Cremated.