William Edward Leuchtenburg


Biography of William Edward Leuchtenburg

William Edward Leuchtenburg (born September 28, 1922, New York) is William Rand Kenan Jr. professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a leading scholar of the life and career of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Leuchtenberg was born in Ridgewood, New York, and received his B.A. degree in 1943 from Cornell University, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He later received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1951.

He won the 2007 North Carolina Award for Literature.

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