Creel, George, 1876-1953

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Creel served as chairman of the United States Committee on Public Information.

From the description of Correspondence of George Creel [manuscript], 1917-1918. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647838807

Author, editor, and U.S. government official.

From the description of George Creel papers, 1857-1953 (bulk 1896-1953). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980042

Commissioner, Golden Gate International Exposition.

From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1940-[1950?]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122594964

American author and journalist; chairman, United States Committee on Public Information, 1917-1919; commissioner, Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939-1940.

From the description of George Creel miscellaneous papers, 1899-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754868815

Biographical Note

  • 1876, Dec. 1: Born, Lafayette County, Mo.
  • 1899 - 1909 : Editor, Kansas City Independent
  • 1905: Appointed coal inspector, Kansas City, Mo.
  • 1907: Published Quatrains of Christ (Kansas City, Mo.: Independent Press)
  • 1909 - 1910 : Editorial writer, Denver Post
  • 1911 - 1913 : Editorial writer, Rocky Mountain News
  • 1912: Married Blanche Bates (died 1941)
  • 1912 - 1913 : Commissioner of police, Denver, Colo.
  • 1914: Published with Edwin Markham and Ben B. Lindsey Children in Bondage (New York: Hearst's International Library Co.)
  • 1916: Published Wilson and the Issues (New York: Century Co.)
  • 1917 - 1919 : Chairman, Committee on Public Information
  • 1919: Published Ireland's Fight for Freedom, Setting forth the Highlights of Irish History (New York and London: Harper & Brothers)
  • 1920: Published How We Advertised America (New York and London: Harper & Brothers)
  • 1923: Published Uncle Henry (New York: Reynolds Publishing Co.)
  • 1926: Published The People Next Door (New York: John Day Co.)
  • 1927: Published Sons of the Eagle (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co.)
  • 1928: Published Sam Houston, Colossus in Buckskin (New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corp.)
  • 1931: Published Tom Paine-Liberty Bell (New York: Sears Publishing Co.)
  • 1933 - 1934 : Regional director for California, Nevada, and Utah, National Recovery Administration Chairman, San Francisco Regional Labor Board
  • 1934: Defeated as candidate for Democratic Party nomination for governor of California
  • 1935: Chairman, National Advisory Board, Works Progress Administration; adviser to Harry Hopkins
  • 1937 - 1940 : United States Commissioner, Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, Calif.
  • 1940: Traveled to Mexico to help establish a Mexican Ministry of Public Information and Propaganda
  • 1942: Supported Earl Warren for governor of California
  • 1943: Married Alice May Rosseter (died 1948)
  • 1944: Published War Criminals and Punishment (New York: R.M. McBride & Co.)
  • 1947: Published Rebel at Large, Recollections of Fifty Crowded Years (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons)
  • 1949: Published with Ross T. McIntyre White House Physician (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons)
  • 1953, Oct. 2: Died, San Francisco, Calif.

From the guide to the George Creel Papers, 1857-1953, (bulk 1896-1953), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Biographical Note

  • 1876 December 1: Born, Lafayette County, Missouri
  • 1899 - 1909 : Editor, Kansas City Independent
  • 1909 - 1910 : Editor, Denver Post
  • 1911 - 1913 : Editor, Rocky Mountain News
  • 1916: Author, Wilson and the Issues
  • 1917 - 1919 : Chairman, Committee on Public Information
  • 1919: Author, Ireland's Fight For Freedom
  • 1920: Author, How We Advertised America, and The War, The World and Wilson
  • 1926: Author, The People Next Door
  • 1927: Author, Sons of the Eagle
  • 1928: Author, Sam Houston, Colossus in Buckskin
  • 1932: Author, Tom Paine – Liberty Bell
  • 1933: Chairman, San Francisco Regional Labor Board
  • 1935: Chairman, National Advisory Board, Works Progress Administration
  • 1939: U.S. Commissioner, Golden Gate International Exposition
  • 1944: Author, War Criminals
  • 1947: Author, Rebel at Large: Recollections of Fifty Crowded Years
  • 1949: Author, Russia's Race for Asia
  • 1953 October 3: Died, San Francisco

From the guide to the George Creel Miscellaneous Papers, 1912-1972, (Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace)

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creatorOf Creel, George, 1876-1953. Letter,1908 March 23, Kansas City, Mo [to] Mrs. Anna Catherine Markham, Staten Island, N.Y. / George Creel. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Josephine A. Roche Papers, 1913-1923 University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center [ihrc]
creatorOf Creel, George, 1876-1953. Correspondence of George Creel [manuscript], 1917-1918. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Creel, George, 1876-1953. Letter,1908 May 5, Kansas, Mo. [to] Mr. Edwin Markham, Staten Island, N.Y. / George Creel. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. Telegram to George Creel : Washington, D.C. : L, 1933 Oct. 12. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Creel, George, 1876-1953. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1916. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Sidney Edward Mezes papers, 1918-1931, 1918-1919 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Weinberger, Harry, 1888-. Harry Weinberger papers, 1915-1944 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Creel, George, 1876-1953. Letter,1915 March 27, New York City [to] Mr. Edwin Markham, Staten Island, N.Y. / George Creel. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Frank Lyon Polk papers, 1883-1942 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Mezes, Sidney Edward, 1863-1931. Sidney Edward Mezes papers, 1918-1931 (inclusive), 1918-1919 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Authors' League of America. Letter from the Authors' League of America to an unknown recipient [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Roche, Josephine A. (Josephine Aspinwall), 1886-1976. Papers, 1913-1923. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Whitlock, Brand, 1869-1934. Brand Whitlock papers, circa 1890-1934. Library of Congress
referencedIn Brand Whitlock Papers, circa 1890-1934 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Correspondence, 1860-1979. Houghton Library.
creatorOf McAuley, Mary Ethel. Mary Ethel McAuley letter to George Creel. : LS, 1919 Nov. 13. The California Digital Library
referencedIn Robert L. Eichelberger Papers, 1728-1998, (bulk 1942-1949) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Charles B. Burdick War Poster Collection, 1914-1979, 1914-1945 San José State University. Library.
creatorOf Authors' League of America. Letter from the Authors' League of America to an unknown recipient, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Papers, 1916-1972 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn United States. Committee on Public Information. Division of Work with the Foreign Born. Records, 1916-1919. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Mayo, Henry T. (Henry Thomas), 1856-1937. Papers, 1866-1972 (bulk 1900-1918). Library of Congress
referencedIn Henry T. Mayo Papers, 1866-1972, (bulk 1900-1918) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Papers, 1889-1957, n.d. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Albert Sidney Burleson Papers, 1845-1943, (bulk 1902-1943) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf George Creel Papers, 1857-1953, (bulk 1896-1953) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Moore, John Trotwood, 1858-1929. Family papers, 1849-1957. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
referencedIn Whitehouse, Vira Boarman, 1875-1957. Papers, 1889-1957 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Donald R. Richberg Papers, 1900-1960, (bulk 1953-1958) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Hoffman, Frederick L. (Frederick Ludwig), 1865-1946. Frederick L. Hoffman papers, 1881-1989. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Lardner, Ring, 1885-1933. Ring Lardner papers, 1805-2003, bulk 1885-1987. Newberry Library
creatorOf Creel, George, 1876-1953. Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1940-[1950?]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Polk, Frank Lyon, 1871-1943. Frank Lyon Polk papers, 1883-1942 (inclusive), 1915-1921 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Jay G. Hayden scrapbooks, 1916-1965 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Creel, George, 1876-1953. George Creel papers, 1857-1953 (bulk 1896-1953). Library of Congress
creatorOf Dobie, Charles Caldwell, 1881-1943. Charles Caldwell Dobie papers, circa 1905-1943. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Creel, George, 1876-1953. Letter, 1908 Dec. 4, Kansas City, Mo [to] Mr. Edwin Markham, Staten Island, N.Y. / George Creel. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Creel, George, 1876-1953. George Creel letter to George Sylvester Viereck : San Francisco : LS, 1930 Apr. 15. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Burleson, Albert Sidney, 1863-1937. Albert Sidney Burleson papers, 1845-1943 (bulk 1902-1943). Library of Congress
creatorOf George Creel Miscellaneous Papers, 1912-1972 Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
referencedIn Edward L. Bernays Papers, 1777-1994, (bulk 1920-1990) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Jackson, Joseph Henry, 1894-1955. Joseph Henry Jackson papers, circa 1931-1955. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Creel, George, 1876-1953. George Creel miscellaneous papers, 1899-1976. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Bernays, Edward L., 1891-1995. Edward L. Bernays papers, 1777-1994 (bulk 1920-1990). Library of Congress
referencedIn George Dewey Papers, 1805-1949, (bulk 1885-1931) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Dewey, George, 1837-1917. George Dewey papers, 1805-1949 (bulk 1885-1931). Library of Congress
referencedIn John Reed papers, 1903-1967. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lindsey, Ben B. (Ben Barr), 1869-1943. Ben B. Lindsey papers, 1838-1957 (bulk 1890-1943). Library of Congress
referencedIn United States Committee on Public Information, Division of Work with the Foreign Born Records, 1916-1919 University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center [ihrc]
referencedIn Charles Caldwell Dobie Papers, [circa 1905-1943] Bancroft Library
creatorOf Creel, George, 1876-1953. Letter,1908 Feb 25, Kansas City, Mo [to] Mr. Edwin Markham, Staten Island, N.Y. / George Creel. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Mayo, Henry T. (Henry Thomas), 1856-1937. Papers of Henry T. Mayo, 1866-1972 (bulk 1900-1918). Library of Congress
referencedIn Daniel C. Roper Papers David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Hayden, Jay G., 1884-1971. Jay G. Hayden scrapbooks, 1916-1965. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
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associatedWith American Federation of Labor. corporateBody
associatedWith Authors' League of America. corporateBody
correspondedWith Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965 person
associatedWith Bates, Blanche, 1873-1941. person
correspondedWith Bernays, Edward L., 1891-1995. person
correspondedWith Bolling, Randolph person
associatedWith Burdick, Charles Burton, 1927-1998 person
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correspondedWith Byrd, Harry Flood, 1887-1966 person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948 person
correspondedWith Davies, Joseph Edward person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Democratic Party (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Denver (Colo.). Police Department. corporateBody
associatedWith Denver (Colo.). Police Dept. corporateBody
correspondedWith Dewey, George, 1837-1917. person
correspondedWith Dewey, George G. (George Goodwin), -1963 person
associatedWith Dobie, Charles Caldwell, 1881-1943. person
correspondedWith Donner, Robert, d. 1964 person
associatedWith Eichelberger, Robert L., 1886-1961 person
associatedWith Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969. person
associatedWith Elder, Paul. person
correspondedWith Farley, James A. (James Aloysius), 1888-1976 person
associatedWith Ferguson, Charles, b. 1832 or 3. person
correspondedWith Garrett, Garet, 1878-1954 person
associatedWith Gay, Winifred. person
associatedWith Gay, Winifred. person
correspondedWith Glass, Carter, 1858-1946 person
associatedWith Glueck, Sheldon, 1896- person
associatedWith Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924 person
associatedWith Hayden, Jay G., 1884-1971. person
correspondedWith Hazlitt, Henry, 1894-1993 person
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith Hoffman, Frederick L. (Frederick Ludwig), 1865-1946. person
correspondedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 person
associatedWith Jackson, Joseph Henry, 1894-1955. person
correspondedWith Jackson, Robert Houghwout, 1892-1954 person
correspondedWith Kelley, Robert F. (Robert Francis), 1894-1976 person
correspondedWith Knowland, William F. (William Fife), 1908-1974 person
correspondedWith Lane, Arthur Bliss, 1894-1956 person
correspondedWith Lansing, Robert, 1864-1928 person
associatedWith Lardner, Ring, 1885-1933. person
associatedWith League of Nations. corporateBody
correspondedWith Lindsey, Ben B. (Ben Barr), 1869-1943. person
correspondedWith Long, Breckinridge, 1881-1958 person
associatedWith Maisel, Robert, person
associatedWith Markham, Anna Catherine, 1859-1938, person
associatedWith Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940, person
associatedWith Mayo, Henry T. (Henry Thomas), 1856-1937. person
correspondedWith McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941 person
associatedWith McAuley, Mary Ethel. person
correspondedWith McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957 person
associatedWith Mezes, Sidney Edward, 1863-1931. person
correspondedWith Moley, Raymond, 1886- person
correspondedWith Moley, Raymond, 1886- person
correspondedWith Mooney, Thomas J., 1882-1942 person
associatedWith Moore, John Trotwood, 1858-1929. person
correspondedWith Morley, Felix M. (Felix Muskett), 1894-1982 person
associatedWith Morrison, Frank, 1859-1949, person
correspondedWith Mundt, Karl E. (Karl Earl), 1900-1974 person
correspondedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 person
correspondedWith Norris, Kathleen Thompson, 1880-1966 person
correspondedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918 person
associatedWith Pan-American Federation of Labor. corporateBody
associatedWith Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920) corporateBody
correspondedWith Pegler, J. Westbrook (James Westbrook), 1894-1969 person
associatedWith Polk, Frank Lyon, 1871-1943. person
associatedWith Reed, John, 1887-1920 person
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
correspondedWith Richberg, Donald R. (Donald Randall), 1881-1960 person
associatedWith Roche, Josephine A. (Josephine Aspinwall), 1886-1976. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Roper, Daniel C. (Daniel Calhoun), 1867-1943 person
associatedWith Taft, Robert A. (Robert Alphonso), 1889-1953. person
correspondedWith Thomas, Lowell, 1892-1981 person
associatedWith United States. Committee on Public Information. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Committee on Public Information. Division of Work with the Foreign Born. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of State. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. National Recovery Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith Viereck, George Sylvester, 1884-1962. person
associatedWith Vira Boarman Whitehouse, 1875-1957 person
correspondedWith Wedemeyer, Albert C. (Albert Coady), 1896-1989 person
associatedWith Weinberger, Harry, 1888- person
correspondedWith Wheeler, Burton K. (Burton Kendall), 1882-1975 person
associatedWith Whitehouse, Vira Boarman, 1875-1957. person
correspondedWith Whitlock, Brand, 1869-1934. person
correspondedWith Wilson, Edith Bolling Galt, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. person
associatedWith Wright, Chester Maynard, 1883- person
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Central Valley (Calif. : Valley)
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California
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Russia
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World War, 1914-1918--United States
Air power--United States
Cold War
Aircraft industry--Military aspects
American newspapers
Women's rights--United States
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World War, 1914-1918
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Labor unions
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World War, 1914-1918--Peace
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Women's rights
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New Deal, 1933-1939
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Birth 1876-12-01

Death 1953-10-02

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