Davenport, Russell W. (Russell Wheeler), 1899-1954

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1899
Death 1954

Biographical notes:

Author, editor, and political activist.

From the description of Papers, 1899-1980 (bulk 1930-1954). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 31816454

Biographical Note

  • 1899, July 12: Born, South Bethlehem, Pa.
  • 1917: Graduated Thacher School, Ojai, Calif. Private, American Ambulance Service, 41st French Division
  • 1923: B.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1924: Reporter, Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash.
  • 1929: Married Marcia Gluck Zimbalist Clarke (divorced 1946)
  • 1930: Published Through-Traffic (New York: Doubleday, Doran and Co. 307 pp.) Published The Abominable Branch (London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. 286 pp.) British version of Through-Traffic
  • 1930 - 1937 : Staff writer, Fortune magazine
  • 1931: Published "California Spring," American Caravan, Vol. IV, pp. 336-343
  • 1937 - 1940 : Managing editor, Fortune magazine
  • 1940: Coordinator and speech writer, Wendell Willkie presidential campaign
  • 1941 - 1944 : Chairman, board of editors, Fortune magazine
  • 1942 - 1944 : Chief editorial writer, Life magazine
  • 1944: Published My Country (New York: Simon and Schuster. 62 pp.)
  • 1945: War correspondent with 11th Armored Division, U. S. Army, in Germany
  • 1947: Director, Experimental Magazine Division, Time, Inc. Consultant, Columbia Broadcasting System
  • 1948 - 1949 : Editor and moderator, Life magazine round tables
  • 1949 - 1951 : Special projects editor, Fortune magazine
  • 1950: Founded Institute For Creative Research, New York, N.Y.
  • 1951: Editor in charge, U.S.A., The Permanent Revolution (New York: Prentice-Hall. 267 pp.), originally published as special issue of Fortune, Feb. 1940
  • 1952: Executive director, Institute For Creative Research, New York, N.Y. Married Natalie Potter Ladd
  • 1954, Apr. 19: Died, New York, N.Y.
  • 1955: Published posthumously The Dignity of Man (New York: Harper and Brothers. 338 pp.)

From the guide to the Russell Wheeler Davenport Papers, 1899-1980, (bulk 1930-1954), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Housing
  • Business
  • Medical care
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Presidents--Election--1940
  • World War, 1939-1945--Journalists
  • Mayors--Election
  • Taxation
  • Astrology
  • Anti-communist movements
  • International relations
  • Agriculture
  • Astrology and business
  • International organization
  • Industry
  • Democracy
  • Tuberculosis
  • Social security
  • Political planning
  • Liberty
  • American periodicals
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military readiness
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Industrial relations
  • Anti-fascist movements
  • Peace
  • Astrology and politics
  • World War, 1914-1918--Medical care

Occupations:

  • Political activists--United States
  • Editors
  • College students--Connecticut
  • Political activists
  • Authors
  • Students--California
  • War correspondents
  • Periodical editors--United States

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)
  • Connecticut (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)