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Individual Author Record

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Name:  Edgar Ansel Mowrer  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: March 8, 1892 in Bloomington, Illinois

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Edgar Mowrer was born, raised and educated in Illinois, graduating from the University of Chicago in 1910.

Biographical and Professional Information

Edgar was a war correspondent in France and Belgium for the Chicago Daily News from 1914-1916. After that he was the chief of the Berlin bureau; Paris bureau and became the Washington correspondent in 1940. He also was with the U.S. Office of War Information as the Deputy Director, from 1942-43, and finished his career as a syndicated columnist on foreign affairs from 1943-1969.


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