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James Thomas Flexner, American author. Library. Congress grantee, 1945; Guggenheim fellow, 1953, 79; recipient Pulitzer Prize special citation, 1972, Archives American Art award Smithsonian Institute, 1979, Gold medal American Academy Institute Arts and Letters, 1988.

Background

FLEXNER, James was born on January 13, 1908 in New York, United States. Son of Simon Flexner and Helen Thomas Flexner.

Education

Graduate, Lincoln School of Teachers College, Columbia University, 1925. Bachelor of Science magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1929. Doctor of Humane Letters, Eastern Illinois University, 1985.

Career

Reporter New York Herald Tribune, 1929-1931. Executive secretary Noise Abatement Commission, New York City Department of Health, 1931-1932. Consultant Colonial Williamsburg, 1956-1957, Amon Carter Museum Western Art, 1974-1975.

Lecturer on founding fathers, history of America art and civilization.

Works

Membership

Trustee emeritus New York Public Library. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association (president 1954-1955, honorary vice president 1963-1966), Society of America Historians (president 1975-1977), American Academy Institute Arts and Letters (vice president for literature 1981-1985, Gold medal 1988), Autthors League of America, Century Association, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Century (honorary).

Connections

Married Beatrice Hudson, 1950. 1 child, Helen Hudson.

father:
Simon Flexner

mother:
Helen (Thomas) Flexner

spouse:
Beatrice Hudson

child:
Helen Hudson Flexner