WaPo publishes Robert Remini obit





Robert V. Remini, an award-winning historian who was considered a preeminent biographer of President Andrew Jackson and who also served as official historian of the U.S. House of Representatives, died March 28 at a hospital in Evanston, Ill. He was 91.

His death was announced by the University of Illinois at Chicago, with which Dr. Remini had been associated for nearly five decades. He had complications from a stroke, said his son-in-law Dennis Costello.

Equal parts scholar and storyteller, Dr. Remini was regarded as one of the finest political biographers of his era. His subjects included presidents John Quincy Adams and Martin Van Buren, House speaker Henry Clay, senator and statesman Daniel Webster and Mormon leader Joseph Smith. Dr. Remini also wrote a sprawling history of the House of Representatives, where he served as historian from 2005 to 2010....



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