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Author Doris Kearns Goodwin's Personal Life At Glimpse

Updated On 17 Sep, 2020 Published On 17 Sep, 2020
Author Doris Kearns Goodwin's Personal Life At Glimpse

Doris Kearns Goodwin, a well-established author and historian, needs no introduction among political enthusiasts for her work. And, for those, who are a big fan of the writer and want to know her on a personal level, this is your chance. Keep reading and enjoy!

Doris Kearns Goodwin Carries Irish Ancestry

Of course, one can tell by the look of Doris Kearns Goodwin easily that she is a Caucasian. But speaking specifically, Kearns is a Irish from her father's side. Kearns' grandparents from her father's side were originally from Ireland who settled in the United States as immigrants.

Kearns and her sister Jene Kearns were born and brought up in the suburban area of Rockville Centre in New York. Doris also finished her education in her hometown as she went to South Side High School before attending Colby College in Maine to earn a degree in Bachelor of Arts.

Kearns also credits her mother Helen Witt and father Michael Francis Aloysius Kearns for inspiring and supporting her work. But, her parents aren't the only people who believed in her.

Doris Kearns Goodwin's Husband Was A Big Advocator

Blessed with the best, Doris Kearns Goodwin was happily married to the love of her true love, husband Richard N. Goodwin. Her partner can definitely be credited behind Doris' lots of work and books.

Doris Kearns Goodwin was married to Richard Goodwin for over 40 years. SOURCE: The Boston Globe

As a matter of fact, Richard whom Doris tied the knot in 1975 on 14th December, also assisted the author on her work. Their private wedding took place at her husband's resident surrounded by more than 170 guests.

Some of those important guests included Norman Mailer, Kevin H. White, and Edward M. Kennedy. The ceremony that had four-tiered cake also hired Rev. Michael Groden and Rabbi Summer Z. Kaplan to perform the ritual ceremony.

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And, since Kearns and her partner are Christian, their big day also included important verses from the Bible. The couple remained together through the highs and lows for 43 years until Richard passed away from cancer in 2018.

How Doris Kearns Met Her Husband; Shares Two Kids

Basically, Doris Kearns met Richard Goodwin who would later become her husband nearly three years ago before their wedding in the mid-1972 at the Harvard Institutes of Politics. The husband and wife then later welcomed two children following their marriage.

Doris Kearns Goodwin and husband Richard Goodwin. SOURCE: West Wing Reports

Both Doris and her late husband are parents to two sons including Michael Kearns Goodwin and Joseph Kearns Goodwin whom they raised in Concord, Massachusetts. Doris's husband was already a father of a son, also named Richard Goodwin, though.

Richard Jr. was also present at her father's wedding as a groomsman. His mother aka Richard's first wife was taken too soon from them. Doris, however, raised her step-son as her own.

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