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William S. Powell

American historian (1919-2015)

1919   -   2015

country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, World War II
occupation: historian, librarian
award received: Guggenheim Fellowship, North Carolina Award for Literature

William Stevens Powell (April 28, 1919 – April 10, 2015) was an American historian, writer, academic, and teacher. He authored over 600 articles and books about the history of North Carolina and was the editor of the six volume Dictionary of North Carolina Biography. He was professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, having retired in 1986.
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