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Maurice Matloff, American government consultant, author, historian. Secretary Army Study and Research fellow, 1959-1960; Meritorious Civilian Service medal, 1965; Department Army Outstanding Performance awards, 1972, 74, 75, 76, 78; Department Army Exceptional Civilian Service medal, 1981; Department Army Outstanding Civilian Service medal, 1983.


Matloff, Maurice was born on June 18, 1915 in Brooklyn. Son of Joseph and Ida (Glickhouse) Matloff.


Bachelor of Arts (New York State scholar 1932-1936), Columbia College, 1936;Master of Arts (Harvard-Henry Ware Wales scholar), Harvard, 1937;Doctor of Philosophy (Edward Austin fellow, Francis Parkman fellow), Harvard, 1956;postgraduate, Yale, 1943-1944.


Instructor department history, Brooklyn College, 1939-1942;associate professor, Brooklyn College, 1946;senior historian operations division, War Department General Staff, Washington, 1946-1947;senior historian, History division, Department Army, Washington, 1947-1949;chief strategic plans section Office Chief of Military History, History division, Department Army, 1949-1960;senior history adviser Post World World War II branch, History division, Department Army, 1960-1962;chief Current History branch, History division, Department Army, 1962-1966;chief General History branch, History division, Department Army, 1966-1968;deputy chief historian, History division, Department Army, 1969-1970;chief historian, History division, Department Army, 1970-1973;chief historian United States Army Center Military History, History division, Department Army, 1973-1981. Lecturer U. Maryland., 1957-1971. Adjunct Professor American U., 1965-1968, Georgetown University, 1983-1993.

Visiting professor San Francisco State College, summer 1966, University of California, Davis, 1968-1969, U. Maryland., 1981-1982, Dartmouth College, spring 1977, United States Military Academy, 1982-1983. Distinguished visiting professor U. Georgia, spring 1974. Regents professor University of California, Berkeley, spring 1980.

Fellow Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1981-1982. Consultant government committees. Lecturer National War College, Army, Navy and Air war colleges, service academics, various universities.

Member board historians United States Committee for The Battle of Normandy Museum, 1987-1993, advisory county National History Intelligence Museum, 1986-1993, advisory county George C. Marshall Research Foundation, 1975-1993.



Served with Army of the United States, United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Member of the United States Commission Military History (former trustee), American History Association (historian, federal government committee 1958-1961, First Books program committee 1980-1982), Society for Military History (member nominating committee 1970-1972, trustee 1976-1979), Organisation American Historians, Society Historians American Foreign Rels., World World War II Studies Association (board directors), Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Gertrude Glickler, October 21, 1942. Children: Howard Bruce, Jeffrey Lewis, Jody Matloff Dove.

Joseph Matloff

Ida (Glickhouse) Matloff

Gertrude Glickler

Howard Bruce Matloff

Jeffrey Lewis Matloff

Jody Matloff Dove Matloff