Marshall, Edison, 1894-1967Alternative names
Russell Bankson, newspaperman and fiction writer, was born in Mt. Hope, Washington on February 21, 1889.
He attended Washington State College, Pullman from 1910-1912. He worked as reporter and editor for the Spokane Daily Chronicle, and on the editorial staff of the Spokesman-Review, both in Spokane. He contributed fiction and articles to a variety of magazines, and wrote books of western adventure and history.
During World War II, he worked for the War Relocations Authority and the War Assets Administration in Washington, DC. He was an early member of the Inland Empire Writers' Conference and served as its president from 1934-1935.
He died in 1976.
From the guide to the Russell A. Bankson papers, 1908-1965, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries)
- Authors, American--20th century
- Authors and publishers--United States
- Western stories--Authorship
- Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
- West (U.S.) (as recorded)
- Augusta, GA (as recorded)