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Frederic L. Paxson

Born: Feb 23, 1877

Death: Oct 24, 1948

Birthplace: Philadelphia

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Frederic L. Paxson

Date of Birth : Feb 23, 1877
Date of Death : Oct 24, 1948
Birth Place : Philadelphia

Frederic Logan Paxson was a Pulitzer Prize winning American historian. He had also been President of the Organization of American Historians. He had degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. From 1932 to 1947 he taught at the University of California. As a historian he was considered an authority on the American West. His 1925 Pulitzer Prize was for History of the American Frontier, 1763-1893. Among his students was Earl S. Pomeroy, a historian of the American West. The term "Historical Engineering" was coined by Mr. Paxson to describe the wartime work he had done in revising textbooks to suit the mood of the era, by "explaining the issues of the war that we might the better win it."


  • Writer
  • Author
  • Historian

Also known as

  • Frederic Logan Paxson
  • Frederic Paxson

Awards Won

  • Pulitzer Prize for History
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