Muggeridge, Malcolm, 1903-1990

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Birth 1903-03-24
Death 1990-11-14

Biographical notes:

Writer, social critic, Christian apologist; born Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge, March 24, 1903 in Sanderstead, Surry, England; raised in a Socialist home; graduated from Selwyn College, Cambridge, 1924; travelled to India to teach at Union Christian College, 1924-1927; married Katherine (Kitty) Dobbs (niece of Beatrice Webb) September 10, 1927; lived in Egypt, the Soviet Union and India while serving as a correspondent for various newspapers; served as an intelligence officer in World War II in Lisbon, Paris, and London; after the war, worked as a writer again, in Washington, D.C. and London; became editor of Punch magazine, 1952-1957; became a radio and television commentator, and Rector of Edinburgh University; undertook a spiritual journey his whole life, from his atheistic home to agnosticism, to Christian faith in the 1960's; he and Kitty joined the Catholic Church in 1983; died November 14, 1990.

From the description of Papers, 1920-1990. (Wheaton College - Buswell Library). WorldCat record id: 54953694

British journalist and author; editor, Punch, 1953-1957.

From the description of Malcolm Muggeridge papers, 1924-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754863153

Epithet: author and journalist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000561.0x000139

Biographical/Historical Note

British journalist and author; editor, Punch, 1953-1957.

From the guide to the Malcolm Muggeridge papers, 1924-1964, (Hoover Institution Archives)


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