Harlan Ware (1902-1967) (whose full name was William Harlan Ware) was born in Lakota, North Dakota, and educated in the public schools of Winnetka, Illinois. He was a police reporter for the City News Bureau in Chicago. He wrote novels, plays, and radio scripts. His best-known scripts are for the radio programs "The Bartons," written from 1939 to 1941, and "One Man's Family," written from 1944 to 1959 for Carlton E. Morse. He also wrote a novel titled Come fill the Cup, which was made into a movie staring James Cagney.
From the guide to the Harlan Ware papers, 1939-1966, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries)