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Orville Prescott

Orville Prescott, American author. Member Authors League, Society of America Historians, Century Association Club (New York City), Country Club New Canaan, Yeamans Hall Club (North Charleston).

Background

  • Prescott, Orville was born on September 8, 1906 in Cleveland. Son of Orville Wilbur and Eda (Sherwin) Prescott.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Williams College, 1930. Doctor of Laws, Williams College, 1963.

    Career

    • Managing editor, sports, art, and book columnist Cleveland Town Tidings, 1931-1933. Member editorial staff Newsweek magazine, 1933-1936. Associate editor, literature editor Cue magazine, 1936-1947.

      Co-editor New York Times Books of the Times, 1942-1966. Lecturer literature subjects, 1940-1954. Fiction reviewer Yale Review, 1943-1949.

    Works

    Membership

    Member Authors League, Society of America Historians, Century Association Club (New York City), Country Club New Canaan, Yeamans Hall Club (North Charleston).

    Connections

    • Married Lilias Ward-Smith, November 1, 1933. Children: Peter Sherwin, Jennifer (Mistress Edward C. McLean, Junior).
    • father: Orville Wilbur Prescott
    • mother: Eda (Sherwin) Prescott
    • spouse: Lilias Ward-Smith
    • children: Peter Sherwin Prescott
    • Jennifer (Mistress Edward C. McLean Prescott
    • Junior) Prescott
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    Born September 8, 1906
    Died April 28, 1996
    (aged 89)
    Nationality
    • 1930
      Williams College
    • 1963
      Williams College
    • 1931 - 1933
      Managing editor
      Art, Texas, United States
    • 1933 - 1936
      member, editorial staff Newsweek magazine
    • 1936 - 1947
      associate editor
    • 1940 - 1954
      lecturer, literature subjects
    • 1942 - 1966
      co-editor New York Times Books of the Times
    • 1943 - 1949
      fiction reviewer Yale Review