Hugh Ambrose

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Hugh Ambrose
BornHugh Alexander Ambrose
(1966-08-12)August 12, 1966
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
DiedMay 23, 2015(2015-05-23) (aged 48)
Helena, Montana, U.S.
OccupationHistorian, Author
SpouseAndrea (Loiacano) Ambrose
ChildrenBrody Ambrose, Elizabeth Ambrose

Hugh Alexander Ambrose (August 12, 1966 – May 23, 2015) was an American historian and the author of a best-selling popular history of the Pacific Theater in World War II. Ambrose rose to prominence as a researcher for and collaborator with his father, historian Stephen E. Ambrose.


Ambrose received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Montana.[1]

Academic career[edit]

Ambrose collaborated with his father on the book The Pacific. Following the elder Ambrose's death from cancer in 2002, Hugh Ambrose finished the book and served as a project consultant on the television series of the same name.[2]

Ambrose was also a former vice president of The National WWII Museum.[1][2]

Public service[edit]

He was a trustee for the Lewis and Clark Library in Helena. He served on the board of the Myrna Loy Center for the Performing and Media Arts also in Helena.[3]

Personal life[edit]

With his family, he was a resident of Helena, Montana.[1] He died in Helena of cancer at age 48. He was survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. [3]


  1. ^ a b c "Historian And Author Of 'The Pacific' Hugh Ambrose Dead At 48". The Huffington Post.
  2. ^ a b Margalit Fox, "Hugh Ambrose, Historian Who Wrote 'The Pacific,' Dies at 48," New York Times, May 27, 2015, accessed May 28, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Los Angeles Times (28 May 2015). "Hugh Ambrose dies at 48; author of WWII history 'The Pacific'".

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