Daniel Aaron, American writer and academic, Died at 103

Daniel Aaron was born on August 4, 1912, and died on April 30, 2016.

He was an American writer and academic.

He was well known for helping to found the Library of America.

He received his BA from the University of Michigan, and later went on to do graduate studies at Harvard University.

Daniel became the first to graduate during 1937 with a degree in “American Civilization” from Harvard University.

Daniel Aaron published his first scholarly paper in 1935, “Melville and the Missionaries.”

Aaron has written papers on the American Renaissance, the Civil War, and American progressive writers.

Aaron’s latest work is an autobiography, The Americanist (2007).

Daniel Aaron edited the diaries of American poet Arthur Crew Inman (1895–1963): some 17 million words from 1919 to 1963.

Daniel Aaron has written many articles for the New York Review of Books.

He was a teacher at Smith College for three decades and Harvard (1971-1983).

He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1973.

Daniel was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1977.

Aaron was a National Humanities Medalist, in 2010.

Daniel Aaron passed away at 103 yrs old.