Sumner Chilton Powell

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Sumner Chilton Powell (1924–1993) was an American historian and history teacher at the Choate School, a prestigious college-prep boarding school in Wallingford, Connecticut. He attended The Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut, earned a bachelor's degree from Amherst College in 1946, and received a doctorate in history from Harvard University in 1956. He won the annual Pulitzer Prize for History in 1964 for Puritan Village: The Formation of a New England Town.[1]


  1. ^ "History". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-11-25.

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