March 1, 2007
On Thursday the Miller Center remembered Arthur Schlesinger.
Schlesinger was mainly known for his work as a historian and as a writer, earning a Pulitzer before he was 30 years-old.
Among other accomplishments and roles, Schlesinger was also part of the Kennedy Administration.
At the Miller Center he served as a member of the Presidential Recordings Advisory Board.
"I think Schlesinger was really the paragon of the public intellectual, a role that we don't really see to much of anymore," said Mark Selverstone of the Miller Center. "This was a man who was an academic, a historian of the first order, renowned for his abilities as a historian, yet became involved in issues of the day as well."
Schlesinger was 89 years old.
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