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James Thomas Flexner

Born: Jan 13, 1908

Death: Feb 13, 2003

Birthplace: Manhattan

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

James Thomas Flexner

Date of Birth : Jan 13, 1908
Date of Death : Feb 13, 2003
Birth Place : Manhattan

James Thomas Flexner was an American historian and biographer best known for the four-volume biography of George Washington that earned him a National Book Award in Biography and a special Pulitzer Prize. His one-volume abridgment, Washington: the Indispensable Man was the basis of two television miniseries broadcast in the mid-1980s starring Barry Bostwick as Washington.


  • Writer
  • Author
  • Historian


  • Simon Flexner


  • Beatrice Hudson

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
  • Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards
  • National Book Award for Biography
  • American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Biography
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