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consultant , writer , History educator

Richard Lyman Bushman, American history educator, writer, consultant. Guggenheim fellow Guggenheim Foundation, 1976, Regents fellow Smithsonian, 1984; recipient Bancroft prize Columbia University, 1968, Evans Biography prize Brigham Young University, 1985. Member American History Association, American Antiquarian Society, Organization of American Historians, Massachusetts History Society, Mormon History Association.

Background

Bushman, Richard Lyman was born on June 20, 1931 in Salt Lake City. Son of Ted and Dorothy (Lyman) Bushman.

Education

AB, Harvard University, 1955. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1961.

Career

From assistant professor to associate professor Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1960-1963, 1965-1968. Postdoctoral fellow Brown University, Providence, 1963-1965. Professor Boston University, 1968-1977, University Delaware, 1977-1989, Columbia University, New York City, since 1989, now Gouverneur Morris Prof of History emeritus.

Chairman history department University Delaware, 1977-1983. President Mormon History Association, 1985-1986.

Works

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Faith in God is more than a theoretical belief in Him. To have faith in God is to trust Him, to have confidence in Him, and to be willing to act on belief in Him. It is a principle of action and power.

Membership

Member American History Association, American Antiquarian Society, Organization of American Historians, Massachusetts History Society, Mormon History Association.

Connections

Married Claudia Lauper, August 19, 1955. Children: Clarissa, Richard Junior, Karl, Margaret, Serge, Benjamin.

father:
Ted Bushman

mother:
Dorothy (Lyman) Bushman

spouse:
Claudia Lauper

children:
Clarissa Bushman

Richard Junior Bushman

Karl Bushman

Margaret Bushman

Serge Bushman

Benjamin Bushman