Robert A. Caro

Trustee since 2006

For his biographies of Robert Moses and Lyndon Johnson, Robert A. Caro has twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, twice won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best Nonfiction Book of the year, and has also won virtually every other major literary honor, including the National Book Award, the Gold Medal in Biography from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Francis Parkman Prize, awarded by the Society of American Historians to the book that Best "exemplifies the union of the historian and the artist."  His first book, The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, was chosen by the Modern Library as one of the hundred greatest nonfiction books of the twentieth century.  The three volumes of The Years of Lyndon Johnson have been hailed as one of the greatest political biographies ever written.  He was graduated from Princeton University and later became a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.  He lives in New York City with his wife, Ina, a historian and writer.  He has been a trustee of the Foundation since 2006.