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John Ward Leggett

John Ward Leggett, American writer. Lieutenant United States Navy, 1943-1945. Member Century Association.

Background

  • Leggett, John Ward was born on November 11, 1917 in New York City. Son of Bleecker Noel and Dorothy (Mahar) Leggett.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1942.

    Career

    • Editor Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1951-1960, Harper & Row, New York City, 1960-1969. Director writers' workshop University Iowa, Iowa City, 1969-1987. Director Napa Valley Writers' Conference, Napa, California, since 1987.

    Works

    • Ross And Tom: Two American Tragedies
    • Here, at last back in print, is the classic dual biography of Ross Lockridge and Thomas Heggen, two authors who achieved sudden fame and fortune and then self-destructed.
    • Ross and Tom: 2 American
    • Here, at last back in print, is the classic dual biography of Ross Lockridge and Thomas Heggen, two authors who achieved sudden fame and fortune and then self-destructed.

    Membership

    Lieutenant United States Navy, 1943-1945. Member Century Association.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Lee Fahnestock, October 2, 1948 (divorced 1986). Children: Timothy, John, Anthony. Married Edwina Benington, October 26, 1986.
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    Born November 11, 1917
    • 1942
      Yale University
    • 1951 - 1960
      Editor Houghton Mifflin Company
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1960 - 1969
      Editor Houghton Mifflin Company
    • 1969 - 1987
      director, writers' workshop University Iowa
      Iowa City, Iowa, United States