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James Billington

James BillingtonAKA James Hadley Billington

Born: 1-Jun-1929
Birthplace: Bryn Mawr, PA
Died: 20-Nov-2018
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian, Curator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: 13th Librarian of Congress

Military service: US Army (1953-56)

Father: Nelson Billington (insurance broker)
Mother: Jane Coolbaugh (professional recipe taster)
Wife: Marjorie Anne Brennan (m. 1957, until his death, two daughters, two sons)
Daughter: Susan Billington Harper
Daughter: Anne Billington Fischer
Son: James Hadley Billington, Jr.
Son: Thomas Keator Billington

    High School: Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA
    University: Princeton University (1950)
    University: Oxford University
    Professor: Harvard University (1957-61)
    Professor: Princeton University (1962-73)

    Librarian of Congress (1987-)
    Foreign Affairs
    Theology Today
    Alfalfa Club 1997
    Kennedy Center ex-officio member
    National Digital Strategy Advisory Board
    American Philosophical Society
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    National Film Preservation Foundation Board of Directors (ex officio)
    Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Board of Directors
    Rhodes Scholarship
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1960

    These Amazing Shadows (22-Jan-2011) · Himself

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