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Dumas Malone (January 10, 1892 – December 27, 1986) was an Americanmarker author, born at Coldwatermarker, Mississippimarker, USAmarker. He received his bachelor's degree in 1910 from Emory College (Emory Universitymarker) and in 1916 he received his divinity degree from Yale Universitymarker where he won the John Addison Porter Prize. Between 1917 and 1919 during the First World War he became a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps. He became best known for his multi-volume biography of Thomas Jefferson for which he earned the 1975 Pulitzer Prize. In 1983 President Ronald Reagan awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Malone died on December 27, 1986 at Charlottesvillemarker, Virginiamarker. He is buried at the University of Virginia Cemetery and Columbarium in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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  1. Remarks at the Presentation Ceremony for the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1983-02-23, retrieved 2009-07-30



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