Kieran, John, 1892-1981Alternative names
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
1892, Aug. 2:
Born, New York, N. Y.
1908- 1911: Attended City College of New York, New York, N.Y.
B.S., Fordham University, New York, N.Y.
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
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
Married Margaret Ford
1947- 1953: Editor, Information Please Almanac
Information Please television show panelist
Retired to Rockport, Mass., on Cape Ann
Published A Natural History of New York City. Boston: Houghton Mifflin
Published autobiography, Not Under Oath. Boston: Houghton Mifflin
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)
- Sports journalism
- Quiz shows
- World War, 1914-1918
- Bird watching
- Natural history
- New York (State)--New York (as recorded)