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William Edward Wilson

William Edward Wilson, American author. Recipient award of merit American Association State and Local History, 1964, Indiana Authors Day awards, 1959, 65, 67, award Southeastern Theatre Association, 1962; Guggenheim fellow, 1946. Member overseers committee to visit English department Harvard University, 1954-1958. Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946.

Background

  • Wilson, William Edward was born on February 12, 1906 in Evansville, Indiana, United States. Son of William Edward and Nettie (Cook) Wilson.

  • Education

    • AB cum laude, Harvard, 1927. AM, Harvard, 1930; Doctor of Letters, University Evansville, 1962.

    Career

    • Teacher San German (Puerto Rico) High School, 1927. Reporter Evansville Press, 1927-1928, New Bedford (Massachusetts) Standard, 1928-1929. Instructor English Brown University, 1930-1933.

      Chairman English department Rhode Island School of Design, 1933-1942. Associate editor Evening Sun, Baltimore, 1947-1948. Professor English University Colorado.

      Director Writers' Conference in Rocky Mountains, 1948-1950. Professor English Indiana University, 1950-1967, James A. Work professor English, 1967-1973, professor emeritus, 1973-1988. Fulbright lecturer Aix-Marseille University, Grenoble University, Nice Cours d'Eté, France, 1956-1957.

    Works

    • Raiders: A Novel (Highliners)
    • Twenty years after his greenhorn days in William McCloskey’s bestselling novel Highliners, Hank Crawford stands tall as a respected fishing captain in Kodiak, Alaska.

    Membership

    Member overseers committee to visit English department Harvard University, 1954-1958. Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946.

    Connections

    • Married Ellen Janet Cameron, June 29, 1929 (deceased December 1976). Children: William Edward 3d, Henry Cameron, Douglas Cook. Married Hana Benes, September 29, 1977.
    • father: William Edward Wilson
    • mother: Nettie (Cook) Wilson
    • spouses: Ellen Janet Cameron
    • Hana Benes
    • children: William Edward 3d Wilson
    • Henry Cameron Wilson
    • Douglas Cook Wilson
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    Born February 12, 1906
    Died March 29, 1988
    (aged 82)
    Nationality
    • 1927
      Harvard
    • 1930
      Harvard
    • 1962
      University Evansville
    • 1927
      Teacher, San German (Puerto Rico) High School
    • 1927 - 1928
      reporter Evansville Press
    • 1928 - 1929
      reporter Evansville Press
    • 1930 - 1933
      instructor, English Brown University
    • 1933 - 1942
      chairman, English department Rhode Island School of Design
    • 1947 - 1948
      associate, editor Evening Sun
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    • 1948 - 1950
      director, Writers' Conference in Rocky Mountains
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