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Albert Stevens Crockett

Albert Stevens Crockett, American writer, publicist. Recipient first prize in Overseas Press Club of America contest for story of newspaper work, 1945.

Background

  • Crockett, Albert Stevens was born on June 19, 1873 in Solomons, Maryland, United States. Son of William Handy and Ada Augusta (Stevens) Crockett.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Western Maryland. College, 1891; A.M., 1894. Studied Harvard.

    Career

    • The late Doctor Charles T. Newkirk, June 6, 1905. Teacher private schools and college, 1891-1899. Reporter Philadelphia Times and Philadelphia Inquirer, 1899, 1900.

      New York correspondent London Daily Telegraph, 1901. Published account of automobile tour of Europe, 1902. Chartered steam yacht to cover finish of International Yacht Race for German Kaiser’s Cup, 1905.

      Correspondent New York, Hearld, London and Paris, also special correspondent and interviewer, South America, 1901-1909. Columnist New York Sun, until 1912, originator column, Heard in Hotel Corridors, forerunner of syndicated New York columns of later years. Interviewer and feature writer with the New York Times, 1912-1915 (also served as special correspondent in Orient made survey and report on conditions in the Philippines with bearing on ability of the islands to exercise self-government), special correspondent, Cuba, 1921.

      Made surveys of European countries for various magazines, 1920-1929. Vice president, general manager Bryant Advertising Corporation, 1919. Editor World Traveler and president World Traveler Public Company, 1920-1924.

      Editorial director, Chairman of the Board Nomad Magazine Public Company, 1927-1929. News editor Waldorf Astoria, 1915-1917 and 1925-1929.

    Works

    • Author numerous books, including: Ghosts of the Old Waldorf, 1929, Peacocks on Parade, 1931. Old Waldorf Bar Days, 1931. Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book, 1934.

    Membership

    Clubs: Dutch Treat, Overseas Press.

    Connections

    • Married Dolores Newkirk Tousey, d.
    • father: William Handy Crockett
    • mother: Ada Augusta (Stevens) Crockett
    • spouse: Dolores Newkirk Tousey
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    Died November, 1969
    (aged 96)
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