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John Rawls

AKA John Bordley Rawls

Born: 21-Feb-1921
Birthplace: Baltimore, MD
Died: 24-Nov-2002
Location of death: Cambridge, MA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Philosopher

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: A Theory of Justice

Military service: US Army (infantry, 1943-46)

Probably the most influential political philosopher of the 20th Century.

Father: William Lee Rawls
Mother: Anna Abell Stump
Brother: (d. diptheria)
Brother: (d. pneumonia)
Wife: Margaret Fox (m. 1949)

    High School: Kent School, Kent, CT
    University: BA, Princeton University (1943)
    University: PhD, Princeton University (1950)
    University: Christ Church, Oxford University (on a Fulbright)
    Professor: Cornell University (-1964)
    Professor: Harvard University (1964-)

    Fulbright 1952
    National Humanities Medal 1999
    Stroke 1995
    Asteroid Namesake 16561 Rawls

Author of books:
A Theory of Justice (1971)
Political Liberalism (1993)
The Law of Peoples (1999)
Collected Papers (1999)
Lectures on the History of Moral Philosophy (2000, lectures)
Justice as Fairness: A Restatement (2001)
Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy (2007, lectures)

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