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Tyler Dennett (June 13, 1883 Spencer, Wisconsin
Spencer, Wisconsin
– December 29, 1949 in Princeton, New Jersey)[1][2] was an American historian and educator, best known for his book John Hay: From Poetry to Politics (1933),[3] which won the 1934 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. In 1900, Dennett enrolled at Bates College
Bates College
and then transferred to Williams College
Williams College
as a sophomore. After his graduation in the spring of 1904 and a year of work in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Williamstown, Massachusetts
he attended the Union Theological Seminary, where he was awarded a diploma in 1908. He served briefly as a Congregational minister before leaving to pursue a career in journalism. In 1922, he published Americans in Eastern Asia, a study of American policy in the Far East, which was well received and was long held as an important work in the field. Dennett published "President Roosevelt's Secret Pact with Japan" in 1924, the subject of which came to be known as the Taft–Katsura Agreement. The paper put forth the thesis that formerly-isolationist Japan and the US began to carve up their spheres of influence, which would later become world empires, with the agreement, which was therefore of first-class importance historically.[4] Later historians questioned that interpretation.[5] Dennett was awarded a Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University in 1925 after doing research on Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
and the Russo-Japanese War. He taught American history at Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University
(1923–24) and at Columbia University
Columbia University
(1927–28), and international relations at Princeton University
Princeton University
(1931–34). Dennett served as president of Williams College
Williams College
(1934–37). resigning after a disagreement with the college's board of trustees.[6] He died in 1949. Among his numerous scholarly writings were The Democratic Movement in Asia (1918)[7] and A Better World (1920). Notes[edit]

^ www.findagrave.com ^ 'Who's Who of Pulitzer Prize Winners,' pg. 16, 1999 ^ archive.org ^ President Roosevelt's Secret Pact with Japan, Tyler Dennett, The Current History Magazine, October, 1924, [1] ^ The Taft-Katsura Agreement—Reality or Myth?, Raymond A. Esthus, Journal of Modern History 31 (1): 46–51. 1959, JSTOR [2] ^ archives.williams.edu ^ Williams bio of President Dennett

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Tyler Dennett at Find a Grave

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Harvey Cushing
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(1926) Emory Holloway (1927) Charles Edward Russell
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(1928) Burton J. Hendrick (1929) Marquis James
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Allan Nevins
(1933) Tyler Dennett (1934) Douglas S. Freeman
Douglas S. Freeman
(1935) Ralph Barton Perry (1936) Allan Nevins
Allan Nevins
(1937) Odell Shepard/ Marquis James
Marquis James
(1938) Carl Van Doren (1939) Ray Stannard Baker
Ray Stannard Baker
(1940) Ola Elizabeth Winslow (1941) Forrest Wilson (1942) Samuel Eliot Morison
Samuel Eliot Morison
(1943) Carleton Mabee (1944) Russel Blaine Nye (1945) Linnie Marsh Wolfe (1946) William Allen White
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(1947) Margaret Clapp
Margaret Clapp
(1948) Robert E. Sherwood
Robert E. Sherwood
(1949) Samuel Flagg Bemis (1950)

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