Awards & Winners

Frederic L. Paxson

Date of Birth 23-February-1877
Place of Birth Philadelphia
(Pennsylvania, United States of America, Area code 215, Area code 267, Area codes 215 and 267)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Frederic Paxson, Frederic Logan Paxson
Profession Historian, Author, Writer
Frederic Logan Paxson was a Pulitzer Prize winning American historian. He had also been a 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. Among his students was Earl S. Pomeroy, a historian of the American west. The term "Historical Engineering" was coined by Mr. Paxson, when later describing the work he had done, during wartime, revising textbooks to suit the mood of the era, by "explaining the issues of the war that we might the better win it."

Awards by Frederic L. Paxson

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Pulitzer Prize for History
Honored for : History of the American Frontier