Flexner, James Thomas

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Flexner, James Thomas Gender: M
born on 13 January 1908 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w0
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 21°48' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 24°46 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 04°58'


American historian and author.

He is best known for his prize-winning four-volume biography of George Washington, which earned him a National Book Award in Biography and a special Pulitzer Prize citation. His one-volume abridgment, Washington: the Indispensable Man (1974) was the basis of two television miniseries broadcast in the mid-1980s starring Barry Bostwick as Washington.

James Thomas Flexner died February 13, 2003 at his apartment in New York City at the age of 95.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Flexner's "mother's diary for 1908" as transcribed in James Thomas Flexner's book, "Maverick's Progress: An Autobiography" (1996), p. 13: "'James Carey Thomas Flexner was born on Monday morning, January 13, at four o'clock in the morning.' The birth took place ... in New York City."


  • Vocation : Writers : Biographer