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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John Y. Simon  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1933 in Highland Park, Illinois


Illinois Connection

John taught at the University of Illinois for 44 years.

Biographical and Professional Information

John was on the history faculty of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, for 44 years. Simon had MA and PhD history degrees from Harvard University. He received the Lincoln Prize Special Achievement Award in 2004 from the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College for his then-24, later 31 volume Grant series.

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