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John Lawrence Peyton

John Lawrence Peyton, American writer, painter. Recipient Certified of Achievement Ojbwe Language Institute, Grand Rapids, Mnin., 1990, Presidential award St. Louis County History Society, Duluth, 1990. Director Stop the Freeway, Duluth, 1973-1983, Friends of the Wilderness, Minneapolis, 1988-1997.


  • Peyton, John Lawrence was born on May 15, 1907 in Proctor, Minnesota, United States. Son of Hamilton H. and Olive (Lewis) Peyton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1930. Student, Art Students' League, New York City, 1941.


    • Editor Magazine Ducks & Geese, Duluth, Minnesota, 1950-1958. Art teacher Lake Superior Gallery, 1970-1983. Art teacher various workshops.

      Art show judge various shows.


    • Faces in the Firelight
    • Faces in the Firelight, using the vopice of its narrator, plunges the reader into the agony of his malignancy before remissions and periods of painless calm allow him or her to surface again and begin an exploration that will steer the reader over the volatile waves of history.
    • The Birch: Bright Tree of Life and Legend
    • This book is a celebration of one of the most widespread, beautiful, useful, and inspiring of trees - the birch, a group of species that occur across the middle and high latitudes of Europe, Asia, and North America.
    • Voices from the Ice
    • John Peyton uses his marvelous skills as storyteller and artist to give children a glimpse of Ojibway life in the northwoods during the early 20th century.


    Director Stop the Freeway, Duluth, 1973-1983, Friends of the Wilderness, Minneapolis, 1988-1997.



    Canoe travel.


    • Married Fay McKenzie, June 30, 1930. Children: Hamilton McKenzie, Beryl Peyton Schroeder.
    • father: Hamilton H. Peyton
    • mother: Olive (Lewis) Peyton
    • spouse: Fay McKenzie
    • children: Hamilton McKenzie Peyton
    • Beryl Peyton Schroeder Peyton
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    Born March 15, 1907
    Died August 13, 2001
    (aged 94)
    • 1930
      Yale University
    • 1941
      Art Students' League
    • 1950 - 1958
      Editor Magazine Ducks & Geese
      Duluth, Georgia, United States
    • 1970 - 1983
      art teacher, Lake Superior Gallery