Forrest McDonald was born on January 7, 1927, in Orange, Texas and died on January 19, 2016.
He was an American historian.
Forrest McDonald wrote extensively on the early national period of the United States, on republicanism, and on the presidency.
Mcdonald was popularly considered one of the foremost historians of the U.S. Constitution and of the early national period.
Forrest received his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees (1955) from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied with Fulmer Mood.
He was a teacher at Brown University (1959–67), Wayne State University (1967–76), and the University of Alabama (1976–2002), before retiring.
Mr. Mcdonal was for a time the President of the Philadelphia Society.
Forrest McDonald passed away at 89 yrs old in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on January 19, 2016.