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James Farl Powers

James Farl Powers, American author. Decorated Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France); Guggenheim fellow, 1948, Rockefeller fellow, 1954, 57, 67; grantee American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1948. Member American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Background

  • Powers, James Farl was born on July 8, 1917 in Jacksonville, Illinois, United States. Son of James Ansbury and Zella (Routzong) Powers.

  • Education

    • Student, Northwestern University, 1940.

    Career

    • Instructor writing courses St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1947, 75-93, Marquette University, 1949-1951, University Michigan, 1956-1957. Writer-in-residence Smith College, 1965-1966.

    Membership

    Member American Academy of Arts and Letters.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Alice Wahl, April 22, 1946. Children: Katherine, Mary, James, Hugh, Jane.
    • father: James Ansbury Powers
    • mother: Zella (Routzong) Powers
    • spouse: Elizabeth Alice Wahl
    • children: Katherine Powers
    • Mary Powers
    • James Powers
    • Hugh Powers
    • Jane Powers
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    Died June 12, 1999
    (aged 81)
    Nationality
    • 1940
      Northwestern University
    • 1947
      Instructor, writing courses St. John's University
      Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1949 - 1951
      Instructor, writing courses St. John's University
    • 1956 - 1957
      Instructor, writing courses St. John's University
    • 1965 - 1966
      writer, -in-residence Smith College