Famous Historians from the United States

List of notable or famous historians from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top historians born in the United States and even some popular historians who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American historians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These historians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known historian from the United States is included when available.

List ranges from Woodrow Wilson to Theodore Roosevelt and more.

This historic historians from the United States list can help answer the questions "Who are some American historians of note?" and "Who are the most famous historians from the United States?" These prominent historians of the United States may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected American historians.

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  • Harry Houdini
    Dec. at 52 (1874-1926)
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
  • Isaac Asimov
    Dec. at 72 (1920-1992)
    • Birthplace: Petrovichi, Russia
  • Howard Zinn
    Dec. at 87 (1922-2010)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
  • George McGovern
    Dec. at 90 (1922-2012)
    • Birthplace: Avon, South Dakota, United States of America
  • Carl Sandburg
    Dec. at 89 (1878-1967)
    • Birthplace: Galesburg, Illinois, United States of America
  • George F. Kennan
    Dec. at 101 (1904-2005)
    • Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Lucius Beebe
    Dec. at 63 (1902-1966)
    • Birthplace: Wakefield, Massachusetts
  • Carter G. Woodson
    Dec. at 74 (1875-1950)
    • Birthplace: New Canton, Virginia
    • Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
  • John Boswell
    Dec. at 47 (1947-1994)
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Daniel Alexander Payne Murray
    Dec. at 72 (1852-1925)
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Henry Cabot Lodge
    Dec. at 74 (1850-1924)
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    • Birthplace: Sighetu Marmației, Romania
    • Birthplace: Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Antony C. Sutton
    Dec. at 77 (1925-2002)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
  • Charles Clegg
    Dec. at 63 (1916-1979)
    • David Halberstam
      Dec. at 73 (1934-2007)
      • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Dec. at 82 (1882-1964)
      • Birthplace: Afton, New York
    • Dec. at 84 (1907-1991)
      • Birthplace: Huron, South Dakota
    • Dec. at 89 (1925-2014)
      • Jacques Barzun
        Dec. at 104 (1907-2012)
        • Birthplace: Créteil, France
        • Birthplace: Springerville, Arizona