Chamberlain, John, 1903-1995.Variant names
Book reviewer, editor, and author of THE ROOTS OF CAPITALISM, published in 1959.
From the description of John Chamberlain papers, 1954-1959. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 700475180
Journalist, literary critic, author; editor of Fortune magazine, 1936-1941, and associate professor at Columbia University School of Journalism.
From the description of Letter to Herbert [Sherman Gorman] [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647977898
From the description of Letter to Herbert [Sherman Gorman], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 54994535
From the description of John Chamberlain papers, 1943-1990. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872258
John Chamberlain was a syndicated columnist and was in contact with many public personalities including former president Richard Nixon.
From the guide to the John Chamberlain Papers, 1957-1967, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)
American journalist and literary critic John R. Chamberlain (1903-1995) graduated from Yale University in 1925, and the following year began his career in the news industry working for the New York Times . He later held positions as reporter, editor, columnist, and book reviewer for several other newspapers and magazines, including the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Life . Additionally, he authored a syndicated column for King Features for twenty-five years. Prior to the 1940s, Chamberlain was known as a liberal until switching his political beliefs over to conservatism, as did many other writers and thinkers of the time.
After the death of his first wife Margaret Sterling in the mid 1950s, he married Ernestine Stodelle, formerly married to Russian theatrical producer Theodore Komisarjevsky. Chamberlain had two daughters, one son, a stepdaughter, and two stepsons.
“John Chamberlain, Columnist, Dies at 91.” New York Times. April 13, 1995. Accessed November 23, 2011. http://www.nytimes.com/1995/04/13/obituaries/john-chamberlain-columnist-dies-at-91.html.
“John Chamberlain (Journalist).” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Accessed November 23, 2011. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Chamberlain_%28journalist%29.
From the guide to the Chamberlain, John, Archive AR 2011-360., 1923-1991, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)
From the guide to the John Chamberlain papers, 1943-1990, (Hoover Institution Archives)
John Chamberlain (1903-1995) was a significant figure in the American intellectual conservative movement that flourished beginning in the early 1940s. Following graduation from Yale in 1925, he embarked on a distinguished career in journalism and wrote several books, of which The Roots of Capitalism is considered his most important. Two others for which he is remembered are Farewell to Reform (1932) and The Enterprising Americans: A Business History of the United States (1963). Chamberlain also wrote the foreward to the American edition of Hayek's Road to Serfdom (1944), and was a contributing editor for the National Review .
Graduated from Yale University
1926- 1930s: Book reviewer and editor, New York Times
Author, Farewell to Reform (republished 1958)
1936- 1941: Editorial staff, Fortune
Author, American Stakes
1941- 1950: Editorial staff, Life
Wrote the foreward for F.A. Hayek's The Road to Serfdom
1950- 1956: Editor, The Freeman periodical
1950- 1960: Editorial writer, The Wall Street Journal
First wife, Margaret Sterling Chamberlain, died
Married second wife, Ernestine Stodelle Chamberlain
Author, The Roots of Capitalism
Author, The Enterprising Americans: A Business History of the United States (republished 1991)
Author of his autobiography, A Life With the Printed Word
1995 April 9:
From the guide to the John Chamberlain Papers, 1954-1959, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)
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