Kenneth Eugene Silverman was born on February 5, 1936 and died on July 7, 2017.
He was an American biographer and educator.
Silverman won a Pulitzer Prize and a Bancroft Prize for his 1984 biography of Cotton Mather, The Life and Times of Cotton Mather.
He specialized In Colonial American literature.
He was a professor of English at New York University until his retirement in 2001.
He died of lung cancer in Manhattan.
Kenneth Silverman passed away at 81 years old.