Marshall, Edison, 1894-1967

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Russell Bankson, newspaperman and fiction writer, was born in Mt. Hope, Washington on February 21, 1889.

He attended Washington State College, Pullman from 1910-1912. He worked as reporter and editor for the Spokane Daily Chronicle, and on the editorial staff of the Spokesman-Review, both in Spokane. He contributed fiction and articles to a variety of magazines, and wrote books of western adventure and history.

During World War II, he worked for the War Relocations Authority and the War Assets Administration in Washington, DC. He was an early member of the Inland Empire Writers' Conference and served as its president from 1934-1935.

He died in 1976.

From the guide to the Russell A. Bankson papers, 1908-1965, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries)

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creatorOf Russell A. Bankson papers, 1908-1965 University of Oregon Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Marshall, Edison 1894-1967. Edison Marshall photographs. Augusta University, Reese Library
referencedIn Robert H. Davis Papers, 1905-1935 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Marshall, Edison, 1894-1967. Letter of Edison Marshall to Betty Jackson. Augusta University, Reese Library
referencedIn Richard Gaither Walser Papers, 1918-1988 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn William Stevens Powell Papers, 1880s-2007 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Review of Reviews (New York, N. Y.), Golden Book Magazine, editorial correspondence, 1921-1935. Houghton Library
creatorOf Marshall, Edison, 1894-1967. Typed letter signed Edison Marshall to: "Dear Mr. Fullerton" August 16, 1925. Wellesley College
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Place Name Admin Code Country
West (U.S.)
Augusta, GA
Authors, American--20th century
Authors and publishers--United States
Western stories--Authorship
Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence


Birth 1894-08-28

Death 1967-10-29





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