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Shelby Foote, American Author. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award University North Carolina, 1975, Dos Passos prize for Literature, 1988, Charles Frankel award 1992, St. Louis Literary award 1992, Nevins-Freeman award 1992, Ingersoll-Weaver award, 1997, Richard Wright award, New York Public Library. Literary Lien, 1994, 98; Guggenheim fellow, 1955-1957, Ford Foundation fellow, 1963-1964.

Background

Foote, Shelby was born on November 17, 1916 in Greenville, Mississippi, United States. Son of Shelby Dade and Lillian (Rosenstock) Foote.

Education

Student, University North Carolina, 1937. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University of the South, 1981. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Southwestern University, 1982.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), University South Carolina, 1991. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University North Carolina, 1992. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Millsaps University, 1993.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Notre Dame University, 1994. Doctor of Letters (honorary), College William and Mary, 1999. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Loyola University, 1999.

Works

Membership

Member academic advisory board United States Naval Academy, 1988-1989. Member American Academy Arts and Letters, Fellowship of Southern Writers, society American Historians.

Connections

Married Gwyn Rainer, September 5, 1956. Children: Margaret Shelby, Huger Lee.

father:
Shelby Dade Foote

mother:
Lillian (Rosenstock) Foote

spouse:
Gwyn Rainer

child:
Margaret Shelby Foote

child:
Huger Lee Foote