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UIC professor emeritus Robert Remini dies at 91

Tuesday - 4/2/2013, 5:10am  ET

CHICAGO (AP) -- Robert Remini, a professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a former official historian for the U.S. House of Representatives has died. He was 91.

In a news release, the university announced Robert Remini died March 28 at Evanston Hospital after suffering a stroke.

Remini was an award-winning biographer, who won the National Book Award for nonfiction in 1984 for "Andrew Jackson and the Course of American Democracy, 1835-1845." He also wrote biographies about Henry Clay, John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, and several more books on Jacksonian America.

Remini joined the UIC faculty in 1965 and was the school's first chairman of the history department.

Remini was appointed as official historian for the House by then-Rep. Dennis Hastert, serving in the post from 2005 to 2010.


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