Stokes, Harold Phelps, 1887-1970.

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Harold Phelps Stokes, the son of Anson Phelps Stokes, was born on January 10, 1887 in New York City. He graduated from Yale University in 1909 (B.A.) and worked as a reporter for the New York Post from 1911-1923. Stokes served in World War I and reported on the Paris Peace Conference. In 1924 he became secretary to Herbert Hoover, then U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Stokes joined the editorial staff of the New York Times in 1926 and resigned in 1937. He continued to publish as a free-lance author until his death in 1970.

From the description of Harold Phelps Stokes papers, 1908-1969 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122597767

From the description of Harold Phelps Stokes papers, 1908-1969 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702153690

Harold Phelps Stokes, the son of Anson Phelps Stokes, was born on January 10, 1887 in New York City. He graduated from Yale University in 1909 (B.A.) and worked as a reporter for the New York Post from 1911-1923. Stokes served in World War I and reported on the Paris Peace Conference. In 1924 he became secretary to Herbert Hoover, then U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Stokes joined the editorial staff of the New York Times in 1926 and resigned in 1937. He continued to publish as a free-lance author until his death in 1970.

Harold Phelps Stokes, the son of banker Anson Phelps Stokes and Helen Louisa (Phelps) Stokes, was born in New York City on January 10, 1887. He attended Groton and entered Yale University in 1905, where he studied Oriental history. Stokes graduated in 1909. He spent the following year travelling around the world with his classmate Allen Klots.

Returning to America in 1911, Stokes joined the staff of Oswald Garrison Villard's New York Evening Post . In 1913 he became the Post's Albany correspondent. He left this job in 1917 to serve with the 77th Division of the AEF. In 1919, Stokes rejoined the staff of the Post in Paris and reported the Peace Conference. Later that year, Stokes succeeded David Lawrence as head of the Post's Washington bureau. There he covered many important stories, including the debate on the Treaty of Versailles in the Senate and the conference for the limitation of armaments. In 1920, Stokes married Elizabeth Miner King, who was also a reporter.

After thirteen years with the New York Evening Post, Stokes resigned in 1923. For a while he wrote a syndicated column entitled "The A.B.C. of National Affairs." In 1924 he became secretary to Herbert Hoover, then Secretary of Commerce.

In 1926 Stokes joined the editorial staff of The New York Times . At the Times he specialized in writing about government in New York and about parole and prisons, traffic problems, and mass transit. He also was a frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine . In 1937, ill health forced Stokes to resign from the Times . He lived in the West for a while before settling in Washington, D.C. He continued to do some free-lance writing and maintained an active interest in national and world affairs. He died in 1970 at the age of 83.

From the guide to the Harold Phelps Stokes papers, 1908-1969, (Manuscripts and Archives)

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United States
New York (State)
Germany.
Europe
New York (State)
New York (N.Y.)
Germany
Asia
United States
United States
Soviet Union
Europe
Asia.
Asia
Soviet Union.
Germany
New York (N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Europe
Soviet Union
Subject
Journalism
Prisons
World War, 1914-1918
Voyages around the world
Newspapers
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Birth 1887

Death 1970

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