Daniel J. Boorstin
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Born: October 1, 1914

Died: February 28, 2004 (age 89)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Historian

Bio: Daniel Joseph Boorstin was an American historian, professor, attorney, and writer. He was appointed twelfth Librarian of the United States Congress from 1975 until 1987.

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