James Phinney Baxter III
James Phinney Baxter III (1893-1975) was an American
historian, educatorand academic. He won the 1947 Pulitzer Prizefor history, for his book " Scientists Against Time".
In 1943 he was the part-time official historian of the
US Office of Scientific Research and Development, while serving as president of Williams Collegefrom 1937-1961. He was a member of the board of trustees of the World Peace Foundation.
He was the grandson of historian and mayor of Portland, Maine,
James Phinney Baxter.
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