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William H. Armstrong

DATE OF BIRTH

1911-09-14

DATE OF DEATH

1999-04-11

CITY OF BIRTH

Collierstown

STATE/PROVIDENCE OF BIRTH

Virginia

COUNTRY OF BIRTH

United States of America

William H. Armstrong grew up in Lexington, Virginia. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College and did graduate work at the University of Virginia. He taught ancient history and study techniques at the Kent School for fifty-two years.

Author of more than a dozen books for adults and children, he won the John Newbery Medal for Sounder in 1970 and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Hampden-Sydney College in 1986. 

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