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John Hamilton Long, American historian, editor. Grantee National Endowment of the Humanities, 1977, 79, 88, 90, 92, 95; National Defense Education Act Title IV fellow Clark University, 1966-1969.


Long, John Hamilton was born on March 3, 1937 in Brockton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth H. (Lewis) Long.


Student, Princeton University, 1958. Bachelor with high honors, Northeastern University, 1966. Master of Arts in History, Clark University, 1970.


Lecturer, Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1970-1971;assistant editor, Newberry Library., Chicago, 1971-1975;project director, Newberry Library., Chicago, 1975-1982;freelance researcher, Chicago, 1984-1986;program director, Chicago Metro History Fair, Chicago, 1987;assistant director for research and education, Newberry Library., Chicago, 1987-1988;project director Atlas of History County Boundaries, Newberry Library., Chicago, since 1988. Panelist National Endowment for Humanities, Washington, 1985. Chair staff fund drive Newberry Library., Chicago, 1980.

Instructor adult history courses, 1978, 88, 92, 94-95, summer institute for teachers, 1980-1982, 92, 95, 96.



Councilor Illinois History Sites Advisory Council, Springfield, Illinois, 1980-1982. President North Park Tower Cooperative, Chicago, 1975-1976. With United States Army, 1959-1962.

Member American History Association, Organization American Historians, National Council on Public History, National Trust for History Preservation, National Computer Graphics Association, Chicago Map Society (president 1978-1980, treasurer 1977-1978, vice president 1992-1993).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: running, tennis, collecting map postcards.


Married Sally F. Tufts, August 29, 1964. 1 child, Faith E.

Samuel Long

Elizabeth H. (Lewis) Long

Sally F. Tufts

Faith E. Long