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Lawrence H. Gipson

Born: Dec 7, 1880

Death: Sep 26, 1971

Birthplace: Greeley

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Lawrence H. Gipson

Date of Birth : Dec 7, 1880
Date of Death : Sep 26, 1971
Birth Place : Greeley

Lawrence Henry Gipson was an American historian, who won the 1950 Bancroft Prize and the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for History for volumes of his magnum opus, the fifteen-volume history of "The British Empire Before the American Revolution", published 1936–70. He was a leader of the "Imperial school" of historians who studied the British Empire from the perspective of London, and generally praised the administrative efficiency and political fairness of the Empire.


  • Writer
  • Author
  • Historian

Also known as

  • Lawrence Henry Gipson


  • Jeannette Reed

Awards Won

  • Pulitzer Prize for History
  • Bancroft Prize
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