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North Callahan

North Callahan, American author, educator.


  • Callahan, North was born on August 7, 1908 in near Sweetwater, Tennessee, United States. Son of Robert B. and Naomi (North) Callahan.

  • Education

    • AB cum laude, University Chattanooga, 1930. Doctor of Humane Letters, University Chattanooga, 1964. Postgraduate, University Tennessee, 1932.

      Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1955.


    • Educator, 1930-1934; educational public relations counselor Tennessee Valley Authority-Civilian Conservation Corps., 1934-1937. Reporter, columnist, special writer, editor Chattanooga Times, Chattanooga News, Knoxville Journal, Tyler (Texas) Courier-Times, Morning Telegraph. New York City correspondent Dallas News, 1939-1944.

      Writer syndicated column So This is New York, 1943-1968. Public relations consultant various firms and organizations, New York City, 1954-1955. Professor American history, head society science department Finch College, 1956-1957.

      Associate professor New York University, 1957-1962, professor history, 1962-1973, professor emeritus, from 1973. Visiting lecturer British universities, 1965. Visiting professor University Tennessee, 1973.



    Member New York City Bicentennial History Commission. Supervisor army radio show Voice of Army. Chairman University Tennessee Lupton Library.

    Friends, 1992-1994, Chattanooga chairman, University Tennessee Commemoration Ceremonies George Washington, 1998. Served from 1st Lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel Army of the United States, 1940-1946. Fellow American Studies Association.

    Member American History Association, Society History Association, American Academy Political and Social Science, Southern Society (historian), Civil War Round Table New York (president 1954-1955), Tennessee Society New York (historian), Conference British Studies, Tennessee History Society, American Revolution Round Table (chairman), Writer's Group, Princeton Club (founder, chairman), Chattanooga Golf and Country Club, Mountain City Club, Delta Sigma Phi, Kappa Tau Alpha, Theta Alpha Phi, Delta Theta Phi, Kappa Tau Alpha, Sigma Delta Chi.


    • Married Jennie Waugh, September 27, 1939 (divorced 1970). Married Helen Pemberton Jones, July 5, 1974. Children: Mary Alice, North.
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    Born August 7, 1908
    Died December 20, 2004
    (aged 96)
    • 1930
      University Chattanooga
    • 1964
      University Chattanooga
    • 1932
      University Tennessee
    • 1950
      Columbia University
    • 1955
      New York University
    • 1930 - 1934
    • 1934 - 1937
      educational public relations counsel, or Tennessee Valley Authority-Civilian Conservation Corps
    • 1939 - 1944
      New York City correspondent Dallas News
    • 1943 - 1968
      writer, syndicated column So This is New York
    • 1954 - 1955
      public relations consultant, various firms and organizations
    • 1956 - 1957
      professor, society science department Finch College
    • 1956 - 1957
      head, society science department Finch College
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