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Jack P. Greene

Born: Aug 12, 1931

Birthplace: Lafayette

Nationality: United States

Jack P. Greene

Date of Birth : Aug 12, 1931
Birth Place : Lafayette

Jack Philip Greene is an American historian, specializing in Colonial American history and Atlantic history. Greene received his Ph.D from Duke University in 1956. He spent most his career as Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University’s history department. In 1990-1999 he was a Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Irvine, and he has been a visiting professor at the College of William and Mary, Oxford University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, University of Richmond, Michigan State University, and the Freie Universitat of Berlin, and has held fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the National Humanities Center, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, among others. In 1975-1976 Greene was the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University. Greene retired in 2005 and is currently an Invited Research Scholar at the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University.

Also known as


  • Jack Phillip Greene

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
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