Kieran, John, 1892-1981

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1892-08-02
Death 1981-12-09

Biographical notes:

John Kieran was a newspaper columnist, author, and naturalist.

From the guide to the John Kieran letter and clippings (MS 272), 1943, (University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.)

Naturalist, author, and sports columnist. Full name: John Francis Kieran. Died 1981.

From the description of Papers of John Kieran, 1917-1981. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71071687

Amateur naturalist, journalist and sportswriter.

From the description of John Kieran manuscript, photographs and other material, 1959-1966. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 56052402

Biographical Note

  • 1892, Aug. 2: Born, New York, N. Y.
  • 1908 - 1911 : Attended City College of New York, New York, N.Y.
  • 1912: B.S., Fordham University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1913: Poultry farmer and rural school teacher, Dutchess County, N.Y.
  • 1915 - 1917 : Sports reporter, New York Times
  • 1917 - 1919 : World War I service in France with Eleventh United States Engineers
  • 1919: Married Alma Boldtmann (died 1944)
  • 1922 - 1925 : Sports reporter, New York Tribune
  • 1925 - 1927 : Sports reporter, New York American
  • 1927 - 1941 : “Sports of the Times” columnist, New York Times
  • 1938 - 1948 : Information Please radio show panelist
  • 1941 - 1944 : Sports columnist, New York Sun
  • 1947: Married Margaret Ford
  • 1947 - 1953 : Editor, Information Please Almanac
  • 1952: Information Please television show panelist
  • 1956: Retired to Rockport, Mass., on Cape Ann
  • 1959: Published A Natural History of New York City. Boston: Houghton Mifflin
  • 1964: Published autobiography, Not Under Oath. Boston: Houghton Mifflin
  • 1974: Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, N.Y.
  • 1981, Dec. 10: Died, Rockport, Mass.

From the guide to the John Kieran Papers, 1917-1985, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Sports journalism
  • Quiz shows
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Ornithology
  • Bird watching
  • Natural history

Occupations:

  • Journalists
  • Authors
  • Naturalist

Places:

  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)