Samuel Eliot Morison, Rear Admiral (USNR)

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Samuel Eliot Morison, Rear Admiral (USNR)

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Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Cause of death: Stroke
Place of Burial: Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Hancock, Maine, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Holmes Morison; Emily Marshall Eliot Morison and Emily Marshall Morison
Husband of <private> Greene and Elizabeth Shaw Morison
Brother of John Bradford Morison

Occupation: historian
Managed by: Private User
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About Samuel Eliot Morison, Rear Admiral (USNR)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Eliot_Morison

Samuel Eliot Morison, Rear Admiral, United States Naval Reserve (July 9, 1887 – May 15, 1976) was an American historian, noted for producing works of maritime history that were both authoritative and highly readable. A sailor as well as a scholar, Morison garnered numerous honors, including two Pulitzer Prizes, two Bancroft Prizes, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

He wrote the "History of United States Naval Operations in World War II", a work in fifteen volumes that covered every aspect of America's war at sea, from strategic planning and battle tactics to the technology of war and the exploits of individuals during the conflict. A one-volume abridgement of the official history, The Two Ocean War, was published in 1963.

In recognition of his achievements, the Navy awarded him the Legion of Merit and eventually promoted Morison to the rank of Rear Admiral (Reserve). In addition, the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided-missile frigate, USS Samuel Eliot Morison, was named in his honor.

The celebrated British military historian Sir John Keegan has hailed Morison's official history as the best to come out of the Second World War.

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Samuel Eliot Morison, Rear Admiral (USNR)'s Timeline

1887
July 9, 1887
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
1976
May 15, 1976
Age 88
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
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Mount Desert, Hancock, Maine, United States