Dumas Malone


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(1892–1986), professor of American history at Columbia (1945–59), an editor of the Dictionary of American Biography and editor in chief of its last 13 volumes. His books include Saints in Action (1939), lectures on American clergymen, educators, and reformers, and a six-volume biography of Jefferson (1948–81, Pulitzer Prize).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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