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Richard Pitts Powell

Richard Pitts Powell, American writer. Served as lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1942-1946; chief news censor 1945, Southwest Pacific Theatre.

Background

  • Powell, Richard Pitts was born on November 28, 1908 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Richard Percival and Lida Catherine (Pitts) Powell.

  • Education

    • Graduate, Episcopal Academy, 1926. AB, Princeton, 1930.

    Career

    • Reporter Philadelphia Evening Ledger, 1930-1940. With Northwest Ayer & Son, Philadelphia, 1940-1958, member public relations department, 1940-1942, charge information services, 1949-1958, vice president, 1951-1958.

    Works

    • Tickets to the Devil
    • According to The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge, the Puritans of New England used the term "Devil's Tickets" or "Devil's Picture Book" when talking about decks of playing cards.
    • Pioneer, Go Home!
    • This 50th anniversary edition restores Richard Powell s uproarious 1959 New York Times bestselling novel and includes a new preface by the author.

    Membership

    Served as lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Chief news censor 1945, Southwest Pacific Theatre.

    Connections

    • Married Marian Carleton Roberts, September 6, 1932 (deceased November 1979). Children: Stephen Barnes, Dorothy Louise. Married Margaret M. Cooper, 1980.
    • father: Richard Percival Powell
    • mother: Lida Catherine (Pitts) Powell
    • spouses: Marian Carleton Roberts
    • Margaret M. Cooper
    • children: Stephen Barnes Powell
    • Dorothy Louise Powell
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    Nationality
    • 1926
      Episcopal Academy
    • 1930
      Princeton
    • 1930 - 1940
      Reporter Philadelphia Evening Ledger
    • 1940 - 1958
      with Northwest Ayer & Son
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1949 - 1958
      with Northwest Ayer & Son