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Doris Kearns Goodwin to be in Holyoke to accept JFK award Text Size

Doris Kearns Goodwin was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York.. Goodwin attended Colby College and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree and member of Phi Beta Kappa. She later went on to obtain her Ph.D. degree in Government from Harvard University.

Goodwin worked as an assistant to President Lyndon Johnson in the White House. As a presidential historian and political analyst, she has published numerous bestselling books and articles. She has appeared frequently on television, interviewed by Charlie Rose Show, Meet the Press, Oprah Winfrey, Jay Leno’s Tonight Show and she is a consultant and interviewed extensively for PBS and the History Channel documentaries

Doris is married to Richard N. Goodwin, writer, presidential advisor, speechwriter and playright, who worked in the White House under John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. The Goodwins live outside Boston, MA, and have three sons: Richard, Michael, and Joseph.

The John F. Kennedy Award is presented annually to an American of Irish descent who has distinguished themselves in their chosen field or profession. Her paternal grandparents were Irish immigrants. Doris Kearns Goodwin will be in Holyoke throughout the weekend attending the JFK Reception at the Log Cabin Saturday night and marching in the Parade on Sunday.


Posted on March 7, 2013 by