Ari Hoogenboom

Ari Hoogenboom
Born Ari Arthur Hoogenboom
(1927-11-28)November 28, 1927
Richmond Hill, New York, U.S.
Died October 25, 2014(2014-10-25) (aged 86)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Academic, educator, historian
Nationality American
Alma mater Atlantic Union College
Columbia University
Subject American history
Spouse Olive Youngberg (August 28, 1949-October 25, 2014; his death); 3 children

Ari Arthur Hoogenboom (November 28, 1927 – October 25, 2014) was professor emeritus of history at Brooklyn College at the City University of New York. He was a scholar of the Gilded Age, particularly in the life and Presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes.[1]

Hoogenboom grew up in the Queens borough of New York City, where he graduated from John Adams High School. He later earned a bachelor's degree from Atlantic Union College. There, he met and married his wife Olive, with whom he would later collaborate on several books. He went to graduate school at Columbia University, where he earned his MA and PhD, and was a student of David Herbert Donald.[2] He taught history from 1956-58 at the University of Texas at El Paso, and from 1958-68 at Pennsylvania State University. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1965.[3] From 1968 to 1998 he taught at Brooklyn College.

After his retirement from Brooklyn College, Hoogenboom authored Rutherford B. Hayes: One of the Good Colonels, and Gustavus Vasa Fox of the Union Navy: A Biography, about Assistant Secretary of the Navy Gustavus Fox. He worked with his wife Olive on a book that she was writing, Washington Women: The Woodbury Sisters.[4]


Hoogenboom died in 2014, aged 86, from complications of mesothelioma.[4]


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TitleYearPublisherSubject matter
Outlawing the Spoils: A History of the Civil Service Reform Movement, 1865-18831961 U.S. Civil Service Reform
The Enterprising Colonials: Society on the Eve of the Revolution (with William S. Sachs)1965
History of Pennsylvania (with Phillip S. Klein)1973History of Pennsylvania
A History of the ICC: From Panacea to Palliative (with Olive Hoogenboom)1976 Interstate Commerce Commission
The Presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes1988University Press of KansasRutherford B. Hayes
Rutherford B. Hayes: Warrior & President1995University Press of KansasRutherford B. Hayes
Rutherford B. Hayes: One of the Good Colonels1999State House PressRutherford B. Hayes
Gustavus Vasa Fox of the Union Navy: A Biography2008Johns Hopkins University PressGustavus Fox
The Gilded Age The Gilded Age


  1. "Former Faculty". CUNY Brooklyn History Department. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  2. "C-SPAN Booknotes - Ari Hoogenboom: Rutherford B. Hayes: Warrior & President". Booknotes. July 2, 1995. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  3. "Fellows". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  4. 1 2 "ARI HOOGENBOOM Obituary". The New York Times. October 28, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2014.

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