Mowrer, Lilian T. (Lilian Thomson). Edgar Ansel Mowrer and Lilian T. Mowrer papers. 1910-1970

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Edgar Ansel Mowrer

  • 1892, Mar. 8: Born, Bloomington, Ill.
  • 1913: A.B., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • 1914: War correspondent in France and Belgium for the Chicago Daily News
  • 1916: Married Lilian Thomson
  • 1933: Published Germany Puts the Clock Back. New York: W. Morrow Awarded Pulitzer Prize in journalism Elected president, Foreign Press Association
  • 1933 - 1940 : Head, Chicago Daily News bureau, Paris, France
  • 1942: Deputy director, U.S. Office of Facts and Figures
  • 1942 - 1943 : Deputy director, U.S. Office of War Information
  • 1943: Started newspaper column, "Edgar Mowrer on World Affairs"
  • 1947: Helped organize Americans for Democratic Action
  • 1948: Published The Nightmare of American Foreign Policy. New York: Alfred A. Knopf
  • 1952: Began second newspaper column, "What's Your Question on World Affairs?"
  • 1956 - 1960 : American editor, Western World magazine
  • 1968: Published Triumph and Turmoil: A Personal History of Our Time. New York: Weybright and Talley
  • 1969 - 1976 : Moved to Wonalancet, N.H. Columnist, Manchester Union Leader, Manchester, N.H.
  • 1972 - 1973 : Wrote "Freedom Diary (A Crucial Year)"
  • 1973: Published, with Lilian T. Mowrer, Umano and the Price of Lasting Peace. New York: Philosophical Library
  • 1977, Mar. 2: Died, Madeira, Madeira Islands

Lilian T. Mowrer

  • 1889, Sept. 2: Born, London, England
  • 1907: Student, Sorbonne University, Paris, France
  • 1911 - 1913 : Student, Liverpool University, Liverpool, England
  • 1916: Married Edgar Ansel Mowrer
  • 1937: Published Journalist's Wife. New York: W. Morrow
  • 1941: Published Arrest and Exile. New York: W. Morrow
  • 1942: Published Rip Tide of Aggression. New York: W. Morrow
  • 1943 - 1949 : District of Columbia chairman, Women's Action Committee for Lasting Peace
  • 1952: Published The United States and World Relations. New York: Harper
  • 1960: Published The Indomitable John Scott. New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy
  • 1973: Published, with Edgar Ansel Mowrer, Umano and the Price of Lasting Peace. New York: Philosophical Library
  • 1990, Sept. 30: Died, Chicago, Ill.

From the guide to the Edgar Ansel Mowrer and Lilian T. Mowrer Papers, 1898-1978, (bulk 1933-1975), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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associatedWith Aron, Raymond, 1905-1983 person
associatedWith Burns, Arthur F. (Arthur Frank), 1904-1987 person
associatedWith Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963 person
associatedWith Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978 person
correspondedWith Cousins, Norman person
correspondedWith Cowen, Myron M. (Myron Melvin), 1898-1965 person
correspondedWith Dodd, Thomas J., 1907-1971 person
correspondedWith Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 person
correspondedWith Enelow, Gertrude person
correspondedWith Gaulle, Charles de, 1890-1970 person
correspondedWith Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998 person
correspondedWith Herter, Christian Archibald, 1895-1966 person
correspondedWith Hoffman, Paul G. (Paul Gray), 1891-1974 person
correspondedWith Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978 person
correspondedWith Kefauver, Estes, 1903-1963 person
correspondedWith Kochanska, Olga person
correspondedWith Loeb, William, 1905-1981 person
correspondedWith McClung, Nellie L., 1873-1951 person
associatedWith Morgenthau, Hans J. (Hans Joachim), 1904-1980 person
associatedWith Mowrer, Edgar Ansel, 1892-1977 person
correspondedWith Mowrer, Paul Scott, 1887-1971 person
correspondedWith Mowrer, Richard Scott person
correspondedWith Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971 person
correspondedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 person
correspondedWith Radoux, Lucien person
correspondedWith Reston, James, 1909-1995 person
correspondedWith Ribicoff, Abraham, 1910-1998 person
correspondedWith Salinger, Pierre person
associatedWith Scott, John, 1632-1704 person
correspondedWith Sheean, Vincent, 1899-1975 person
correspondedWith Shirer, William L. (William Lawrence), 1904-1993 person
correspondedWith Smith, Margaret Chase, 1897-1995 person
correspondedWith Sokoloff, Boris, 1893- person
associatedWith Spaak, Paul-Henri, 1899-1972 person
correspondedWith Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965 person
correspondedWith Stowe, Leland, 1899- person
associatedWith Streit, Clarence K. (Clarence Kirshman), 1896-1986 person
correspondedWith Sweetser, Arthur, 1888-1968 person
correspondedWith Towner, Lawrence W. (Lawrence William), 1921-1992 person
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Birth 1910

Death 1970

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