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historian , novelist , writer

Christopher Collier, American history professor, writer. With United States Army, 1952-1954. Member Connecticut History Society, American History Association, Organization American Historians, Acorn Club.

Background

Collier was born in New York City. Christopher Collier, known as Kit, is the son of Edmund Collier, a writer, and Katherine Brown.

Education

AB, Clark University, 1951. Doctor of Humane Letters, Clark University, 2008. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1955.

Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1964.

Career

He comes from a family of writers and teachers. He was the official Connecticut State Historian (1984–2004) and is now professor of history emeritus at the University of Connecticut. Collier's children's books include My Brother Sam Is Dead (1974), which deals with the American Revolution, and was awarded a Newbery Honor, and seven historical novels written with James, including Jump Ship to Freedom (1981).

His books for adults include Roger Sherman's Connecticut: Yankee Politics and the American Revolution, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Decision in Philadelphia (with James). And All Politics is Local, about Connecticut's role in the 1787 Constitutional Convention.

Works

Membership

With United States Army, 1952-1954. Member Connecticut History Society, American History Association, Organization American Historians, Acorn Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Ice dancing, ice hockey, trumpet playing, swimming, tennis.

Connections

Married Virginia W. Collier, August 21, 1954 (divorced September 1969). Children: Edmund Q., Sally Collier Lovegrove. Married Bonnie B. Collier, December 6, 1969.

1 child, Christopher Z.

father:
Edmund Collier

mother:
Kathrine Brown Collier

spouses:
Virginia W. Collier

Bonnie B. Collier

children:
Edmund Q. Collier

Sally Collier Lovegrove Collier

Christopher Z. Collier