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William Andrew Swanberg

William Andrew Swanberg, American author. Recipient Christopher award, 1959, Frank Luther Mott Research prize, 1962, Van Wyck Brooks award for non-fiction, 1968, Outstanding Achievement award University Minnesota, Carr Van Anda award in journalism Ohio University; Guggenheim fellow, 1960. Member Newtown Library Board; Fellow Society Am Historians; member Authors League American, International P.E.N.


  • Swanberg, William Andrew was born on November 23, 1907 in St. Paul. Son of Charles Henning and Valborg (Larsen).

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Minnesota, 1930. Postgraduate, New York University, 1944.


    • Worked as common laborer during the depression. Editor Dell Public Company, New York City, 1935-1944. Field representative Office of War Information, Europe, 1944-1945.

      Free lance writer, from 1945.


    • Citizen Hearst
    • An exhaustive profile of the nation's most powerful newspaper mogul explores the life and times of William Randolph Hearst, his turbulent and flamboyant personal life, his controversial style of journalism, and the growth of his publishing empire.


    Member Newtown Library Board. Fellow Society Am Historians. Member Authors League American, International P.E.N.


    • Son of; married Dorothy Upham Green, March 21, 1936. Children: John William, Sara Valborg.
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    Born November 23, 1907
    • 1930
      University Minnesota
    • 1944
      New York University
    • 1935 - 1944
      Editor Dell Public Company
    • 1944 - 1945
      field representative Office of War Information