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T. Harry Williams

Born: May 19, 1909

Death: Jul 6, 1979

Birthplace: Vinegar Hill Township

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

T. Harry Williams

Date of Birth : May 19, 1909
Date of Death : Jul 6, 1979
Birth Place : Vinegar Hill Township

Thomas Harry Williams was an American historian who taught at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge from 1941 to 1979. A popular faculty member, he is perhaps best known for American Civil War study, Lincoln and His Generals, a Book of the Month Club selection in 1952, and Huey Long, a study of Louisiana politician Huey Pierce Long, Jr., 1970 winner of both the National Book Award in History and Biography and the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography.


  • Writer
  • Historian

Also known as

  • Thomas Harry Williams


  • Estelle Williams

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
  • Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography
  • National Book Award for History and Biography (Nonfiction)
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