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Virgilia Peterson

Virgilia Peterson, American lecturer, author. Recipient Peabody award for Way of New York City radio program, Books in Profile, 1956. Member American Women in Radio and television.

Background

  • Peterson, Virgilia was born on May 16, 1904 in New York City. Daughter of Frederick and Antoinette (Rotan) Peterson.

  • Education

    • Graduate Westover School, Middlebury, Connecticut, 1921. Student Vassar College, 1921-1923. Diploma in French, U. Grenoble, France, 1924.

    Career

    • August 1965). Book reviewer New York Herald Tribune, 1928-1957, New York Times, since 1956. Lecturer, 1940-1944, since 1952. Moderator television program The Author Meets the Critics, 1952-1955.

      Free-lance writer and guest on television and radio programs.

    Works

    • Author: Polish Profile, 1940. Beyond This Shore, 1942 (with Ruth Neely and Mary Love Collins). Eminent Women Recipients of the National Achievement Award, 1945.A Matter of Life and Death, 1961. Translator: from French: The Mesh, Voyage to Lourdes, Golden Goat. (with C. G. Paulding) Image of America.Passage Through the Red Sea.

    Membership

    Member American Women in Radio and television. Clubs: P.E.N., Cosmopolitan (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Malcolm Ross, October 2, 1926 (divorced). Married second, Paul Sapieha, July 2, 1933 (divorced).; married 3d, C. Gouverneur Paulding, June 5, 1950 (deceased.

      Children: Christine, Nicholas.
    • father: Frederick Peterson
    • mother: Antoinette (Rotan) Peterson
    • spouses: Malcolm Ross
    • Paul Sapieha
    • C. Gouverneur Paulding
    • children: Christine Peterson
    • Nicholas Peterson
    • Refer to Shirer's book "A Native's Return" (Book Seven, Chapter 1).

      She left a note for him just before committing suicide.

      In it she describes herself as being a 'todos y nada' (all or nothing) person.

      You can read the note in Shirer's book.
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    Born March 16, 1904
    Died December 24, 1966
    (aged 62)
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      • Author: Polish Profile, 1940. Beyond This Shore, 1942 (with Ruth Neely and Mary Love Collins). Eminent Women Recipients of the National Achievement Award, 1945. A Matter of Life and Death, 1961. Translator: from French: The Mesh, Voyage to Lourdes, Golden Goat. (with C. G. Paulding) Image of America. Passage Through the Red Sea.
      • Author: Polish Profile, 1940. Beyond This Shore, 1942 (with Ruth Neely and Mary Love Collins). Eminent Women Recipients of the National Achievement Award, 1945.A Matter of Life and Death, 1961. Translator: from French: The Mesh, Voyage to Lourdes, Golden Goat. (with C. G. Paulding) Image of America.Passage Through the Red Sea.
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