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Morton, Louis, 1913-1976

 

Louis Morton was born on December 30, 1913 in New York City. He graduated from the University Heights College (BS 1935), New York University (MA 1936) and Duke University (PhD 1938). From 1939-1942, he taught at the College of the City of New York, Bronx High School of Science and William and Mary College. During World war II, Morton served in the US Army. After discharge in 1946, he served as a civilian historian for US Army's Office of Military History until 1959. Morton joined the faculty of Dartmouth College in 1960. In 1968 he was named Daniel Webster Professor of History and during the 1971-1972 academic year, he held the post of Provost of Dartmouth College. He also served Dartmouth as a member of several important committees and of the President's task force on budget priorities, in addition to being chairman of the History Department. Morton was author, co-author and editor of many books including "Robert Carter of Nomini Hall: A Virginia Tobacco Planter of the 18th Century" (1941). He was also the general editor of the official series "War in the Pacific: United States Army in World War II" and "Wars and Military Institutions of the United States." Morton died on February 12, 1976.

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Louis Morton papers

MS-60
 Collection
Identifier: MS-60
Overview Louis Morton (1913-1976), professor of history. The collection contains papers relating primarily to his tenure as a member of the history department at Dartmouth and as provost of the college as well as a writer of military history.