Find out more about the greatest American Biographers, including Washington Irving, David McCullough, Ida Tarbell, Robert Osborne and Garry Wills.
Washington IrwingWashington Irving
03 April 1783
Author, Historian, Diplomat
David McCulloughDavid McCullough
07 July 1933
Author, Historian

Dorothy Bush KochDorothy Bush Koch
18 August 1959
Author

Henry AdamsHenry Adams
16 February 1838
Historian

John George NicolayJohn George Nicolay
26 February 1832
Biographer

Patty DukePatty Duke
14 December 1946
Actress
Sumner RedstoneSumner Redstone
27 May 1923
Businessman

Karrine SteffansKarrine Steffans
24 August 1978
Writer

Paul FeigPaul Feig
17 September 1962
Actor

Julie AdamsJulie Adams
17 October 1926
Actress
Christopher LawfordChristopher Lawford
29 March 1955
Writer

Jim CarrollJim Carroll
01 August 1949
Writer
Felicia PearsonFelicia Pearson
18 May 1980
Actress

Richard DonnerRichard Donner
24 April 1930
Director

Carl BernsteinCarl Bernstein
14 February 1944
Journalist
Alison ArngrimAlison Arngrim
18 January 1962
Actress

Monica CrowleyMonica Crowley
19 September 1968
Radio personality, Biographer, Journalist
Michael Eric DysonMichael Eric Dyson
23 October 1958
Historian, Biographer

Jon MeachamJon Meacham
20 May 1969
Journalist, Historian, Biographer

John EisenhowerJohn Eisenhower
03 August 1922
Diplomat, Military historian, Author, Writer,
Barbara BarrieBarbara Barrie
23 May 1931
Actress

Ron ChernowRon Chernow
03 March 1949
Writer, Historian, Journalist, Biographer
Rachel CorrieRachel Corrie
10 April 1979
Diarist, Biographer

Robert OsborneRobert Osborne
03 May 1932
Actor, Television actor, Biographer, Film actor,

Ida TarbellIda Tarbell
05 November 1857
Journalist, Writer, Biographer

Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
05 June 1887
Anthropologist, Folklorist, University teacher,
John LahrJohn Lahr
12 July 1941
Biographer, Journalist
Barbara W. TuchmanBarbara W. Tuchman
30 January 1912
Journalist, Historian, Writer, Biographer

Harvey CushingHarvey Cushing
08 April 1869
Physician, Neuroscientist, Neurosurgeon, Academic,

Garry WillsGarry Wills
22 May 1934
Historian, Biographer

William ManchesterWilliam Manchester
01 April 1922
Historian, Author, Professor, Biographer, Writer
John Lewis GaddisJohn Lewis Gaddis
02 April 1941
Historian, University teacher, Biographer

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Daniel J. BoorstinDaniel J. Boorstin
01 October 1914
Librarian, Historian, Writer, Sociologist, Lawyer,

James Truslow AdamsJames Truslow Adams
18 October 1878
Historian of the modern age, Historian, Biographer

Stacy SchiffStacy Schiff
26 October 1961
Historian, Author, Journalist, Writer, Biographer

Ada Louise HuxtableAda Louise Huxtable
14 March 1921
Journalist, Writer, Biographer, Curator
Alice Stone BlackwellAlice Stone Blackwell
14 September 1857
Journalist, Poet, Biographer, Feminist

Hervey AllenHervey Allen
08 December 1889
Writer, Novelist, Literary critic, Poet,
Agnes RepplierAgnes Repplier
01 April 1855
Essayist, Biographer

William TaylorWilliam Taylor
1821 AD
Autobiographer