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Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sr., Noted Historian Dies in Boston; Was 77

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sr., noted historian and retired Harvard University history professor, died here yesterday after a brief illness at the age of 77. He was the father of Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., the Pulitzer-prize-winning historian who served as a close adviser to the late President John F. Kennedy. Born in Zenia, Ohio, Dr. Schlesinger, Sr. retired from Harvard in 1954.