Flynn, John T., 1882-1964

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Birth 1882-10-25
Death 1964-04-13
Americans
English

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John T. Flynn (1882-1964) was a newspaperman, essayist, radio commentator, biographer, and author of books on current affairs. He wrote for a wide variety of periodicals ranging from Harpers to the National Review. From 1940 he was one of the most literate and influential spokesmen among those who saw current events as evidence of a socialistic or communistic conspiracy in politics, religion, economics and communications. Among the many correspondents Flynn cultivated during his career was Burton K. Wheeler, senator from Montana from 1923-1947. The two men exchanged letters pertaining to a wide variety of mutual interests during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.

From the guide to the Burton K. Wheeler Documents from the John T. Flynn Papers, 1937-1955, (Montana State University-Bozeman Library, Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections)

John T. Flynn was a newspaperman, essayist, radio commentator, biographer, and author of books on current affairs. He wrote for a wide variety of periodicals ranging from Harpers to the National Review. From 1940 he was one of the most literate and influential spokesmen among those who saw current events as evidence of a socialistic or communistic conspiracy in politics, religion, economics and communications. Among the many correspondents Flynn cultivated during his career was Burton K. Wheeler, senator from Montana (1923-1947). The two men exchanged letters pertaining to a wide variety of mutual interests during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.

From the description of Burton K. Wheeler documents from the John T. Flynn papers, 1937-1955. (Montana State University Bozeman Library). WorldCat record id: 70925405

Journalist associated with New republic, Colliers, and Reader's digest, radio commentator with a series titled Behind the headlines, biographer, and author of books on current affairs.

From the description of Papers, 1928-1961. (University of Oregon Libraries). WorldCat record id: 18830904

John Thomas Flynn, born on October 25, 1882, was a newspaperman, essayist, radio commentator, biographer, and authors of books on current affairs. For ten years he was a columnist for the New Republic, and for six years an associate editor of Collier's . Magazines ranging from Harper's to National Review featured his articles , and he was a frequent contributor to Reader's Digest, either as author or editor. Through his radio broadcasts, particularly the series "Behind the Headlines," he reached a large national audience. His early books were on economic subjects; later his books were critical commentaries on national and international trends, the best-known being Country Squire in the White House and The Road Ahead . From 1940, he was one of the most literate and influential spokesmen among those who saw current events as evidence of a socialistic or communistic conspiracy in politics, religion, economics, and communication. He died on April 13, 1964.

From the guide to the John T. Flynn papers, 1928-1960, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries)

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  • Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
  • Literature
  • Conservatives--United States
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  • Conservativism--United States
  • United States--History--20th century
  • Conservatism
  • Montana
  • Journalism

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  • United States (as recorded)
  • Montana-Politics and government-20th century (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States-Politics and government-20th century (as recorded)