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Piero Ghigliazza

BORN: Baltimore Maryland, September 6, 1917
FAMILY: Married Eloise Pickard of Durham, North Carolina, July 11th 1942.
FOUR CHILDREN: Mrs. Ellen West Davidson; Carter Page; Mrs. Anne Byrd Easley; Eliot Marshall

EDUCATION: Dartmouth College, B. A., 1940
Harvard University, M. A., 1948
Harvard University, Ph. D., 1951 (Tutor, Winthrop House, 1949-1951)
Pomona College, Honorary Degree, 1976

MILITARY: Entered Army, spring, 1941
Platoon Sergeant, 20th Infantry Regiment
Officer Candidate School, No. 9, Fort Benning, GA
Commissioned 2nd Lt., April 1942
Mortar Instructor, Infantry School, Fort Benning, GA 1942-43
Company Commander, Co. "C", 10th Mountain Division 1943-45
Wounded, Italy, February, 1945
Discharged, July, 1946, Rank of Major
Colonel, California National Guard, 1976-81

POSITIONS: Camp Director, Camp William James, Experimental CCC Leadership Training camp, 1940-41
Taught, Gilman School, Baltimore, MD, 1945-46 (during Army sick leave)
Research Associate, Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, VA, 19??-??
Lecturer, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 1951-52
Professor of Historical Studies, Los Angeles, CA, 1953-64
Provost of Cowell College, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, 1964-70
Left University of California 1973


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Silver Medal of Commonwealth Club of California, 1956

John Adams ,
Bancroft prize for best book in American history
Kenneth Robert Memorial Award
Book of the Month Club selection

A New Age Now Begins (first two volumes, A People's History of the United States)
Acadamy-Institute Award in the Department of Literature of the American
Acadamy and Institute of Arts and Letters
Gold Medal, Non-fiction,Commonwealth Club of California, 1977
Book of the Month Club selection, 1976

The Shaping of America , (3rd volume, A People's History of the United States)
Book of the Month Club selection 1980

Page Smith , christened Charles Page Ward Smith, was born September 6, 1917 in Baltimore MD, the son of Ellen West Smith and William Ward Smith
He attended Gilman School and received his BA in English Philosophy from Dartmouth in 1940. After graduation he entered the civilian conservation corps with a group of Dartmouth and Harvard friends with the intention of making the CCC a permanent agency of the government for conservation and reclamation.
Smith was drafted into the Army of the United States in the first draft call. He served with the 29th infantry division, attended Infantry Officers' School Number 10 at Fort Benning Georgia and after being commissioned was an instructor at the Infantry School.
On July 11th, 1942 Smith married Eloise Pickard of Durham, North Carolina.
From Fort Benning Smith was assigned to the command of C Company, 10th Mountain Division
Wounded at Mount Belvedere in the last stages of the Italian Campaign, Smith resumed his education doing graduate work at Harvard and receiving his PhD in American History in 1951.
After a fellowship at the Institute of Early American History and Culture, Smith was appointed assistant professor at UCLA.
In 1964 Smith and his family came to Santa Cruz to help start the new campus of the University of California. Smith saerved as Provost of the first college, Cowell, from 1964 to 1969. After his resignation as provost in 1969 Smith served as professor of Historical Studies until his retirement in 1973.
Smith is the author of over twenty books, among them the award winning biography of John Adams most recently Killing the Spirit: Higher Education in America Democracy on Trial: The Evacuation and Relocation of the Japanese Americans in World War II Old Age Is Another Country: A Travelers Guide
He is survived by four children; Ellen Davidson, Anne Easley and Eliot Smith of Santa Cruz and Carter Smith of Nahant Mass and seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Smith and his colleague, Paul Lee founded the William James Association and the Citizens Committee for the Homeless

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