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Louis Morton

educator , historian

Louis Morton, American educator, historian. Decorated Bronze Star.


Morton, Louis was born on December 30, 1913 in New York City. Son of Nathan and Celia (Edelstein) Morton.


Bachelor of Science, New York University, 1935, Master of Arts, 1936, Doctor of Philosophy., Duke, 1938. Master of Arts (honorary), Dartmouth, 1962.


History College City New York, 1939-1941. Research associate Colonial Williamsburg, 1941-1942. Historian, deputy chief historian, chief Pacific branch Office Military History, United States Army, 1946-1959.

Professor of history Dartmouth, 1960-1976, chairman history department, Daniel Webster professor, 1968-1976, provost, 1971-1972. Lecturer, consultant service colls., 1 1955-1976. Harmon Memorial lecturer United States Air Force Academy, 1961.

Lecturer Rice U., 1962-1964, University of California, San Diego, 1965. Chairman of the Board History Evaluation and Research Organisation, 1962-1966. Member National Council Accreditation Teachers, 1967-1970, United States Air Force History Advisory Group, 1968-1971.

Chairman advising committee National Aeronautics and Space Administration History Office, 1968-1976. History advisory coms. Secretary Army, Secretary Air Force.

Chairman history jury Pulitzer prize.


  • Author: Robert Carter of Nomini Hall: A Virginia Tobacco Planter of the 18th Century, 1941. The Fall of the Philippines, 1953. War in the Pacific: Strategy and Command, 1963.

    Writings on World World War II, 1967. Co-author: Command Decisions, 1960. Total War and Cold War, 1962.

    Theory and Practice in American Politics, 1964. Schools for Strategy, 1965. The Historian and the Diplomat, 1967.

    Editor: War in the Pacific, United States Army in World World War II, 11 vols., 1949-1963. General editor Wars and Military Instructions of the United States, 17 vols., 1963-1976. Board editors Military Affairs, 1948-1951, 68-76, Journal Modern History, 1960-1963.


Member National Council Accreditation Teachers, 1967-1970, United States Air Force History Advisory Group, 1968-1971. Served to captain Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Fellow Society American Historians.

Member Council Foreign Relations, American History Association (chairman program committee 1967), Organisation American Historians United States Naval Institute, Institute Strategic Studies American Association University Professors, New England History Association (president 1968-1969), International Studies Association Beta Kappa.


Married Ruth Goldstein, December 28, 1941. Children: David K., Rachel L., Nathaniel B. Instructor.

Nathan Morton

Celia (Edelstein) Morton

Ruth Goldstein

David K. Morton

Rachel L. Morton

Nathaniel B. Instr Morton