Howe, James Pomeroy, 1879-1970

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American journalist; Associated Press correspondent in Europe and China.

From the description of James Pomeroy Howe papers, 1917-1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123401599

James P. Howe, an Associated Press foreign correspondent for 21 years, was the son of famous Kansas writer and newspaper publisher, Edgar Watson Howe, of the Atchison Globe. An editorial in the Emporia Gazette, called James Howe "the most famous reporter Kansas has ever developed--one of the world famous reporters." In 1906, James Howe wrote about the San Francisco earthquake and fire, sleeping the first night on paving bricks still warm from the fire. Joining the Associated Press in 1914 and assigned to Europe, Howe served in London, Paris, Warsaw, Berlin, Moscow, and Peking, covering battle fronts in Germany, Russia, and Poland. He was on the German line when the surrender came in World War I; in Russia during the Revolution; in Warsaw when the Poles fought the Russians in 1919-1920; in Shangai when there was fighting; in the Ruhr during the French occupation; in the Japanese war zone of Manchuria, and in India covering the rise of Ghandi. Howe retired from the Associated press in 1935, and eventually settled in Walnut Creek, California, where he made wine and became known as a raconteur. He died April 14, 1970.

From the guide to the Papers, 1956-1970, (University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection)

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American journalist; Associated Press correspondent in Europe and China.

From the guide to the James Pomeroy Howe papers, 1917-1955, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Howe, James Pomeroy, 1879-1970. James Pomeroy Howe papers, 1917-1955. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
creatorOf Papers, 1956-1970 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kanas Collection
referencedIn Correspondence and photographic memorabilia., 1908-1939 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kanas Collection
referencedIn E. W. (Edgar Watson) Howe additional papers, 1872-1969. Houghton Library
referencedIn Virginia Bunker Barnett Papers, 1941-1966 MSU-Bozeman Library, Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
creatorOf James Pomeroy Howe papers, 1917-1955 Hoover Institution Archives
referencedIn Barnett, Virginia Bunker, 1918-1999. Virginia Bunker Barnett papers, 1941-1966. Montana State University (MSU) Library, MSU Library; Renne Library; MSU Library - Bozeman
referencedIn Howe, E. W. (Edgar Watson), 1853-1937. Edgar Watson Howe papers, 1872-1960 Houghton Library
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correspondedWith Barnett, Virginia Bunker, 1918-1999. person
associatedWith Cobb, Irvin S., 1876-1944 person
associatedWith Farnham, Mateel Howe person
associatedWith Harvey, Fred person
associatedWith Holl, George person
associatedWith Howe, Edgar Watson, 1851-1937 person
correspondedWith Howe, E. W. (Edgar Watson), 1853-1937 person
associatedWith Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920 person
associatedWith King, Frank H. person
associatedWith Levi, Wendell M. person
associatedWith Sacket, S. J. person
associatedWith White, William Allen, 1868-1944 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
China History Republic, 1912-1949.
Journalists--Correspondence, reminiscences, etc


Birth 1879-02-06

Death 1970-04-14



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