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John Allen Saunders

John Allen Saunders, American cartoonist, writer. Member Toledo Board Education, Toledo Library. Board; Member National Cartoonists Society, Newspaper Comics Council, Rotary (president local chapter), Players Club (New York City), Masons.

Background

  • Saunders, John Allen was born on March 24, 1899 in Lebanon, Indiana, United States. Son of Fred Clark and Nancy Ellen (Jackson) Saunders.

  • Education

    • AB, Wabash College; Master of Arts, Wabash College. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Wabash College, 1963.

    Career

    • Assistant professor Romance languages Wabash College, 1927-1938. Comics editor Publications Syndicate, Chicago, 1937-1945. Continuity writer Field Newpaper Syndicate.

    Works

    • Co-creator: comic strips including Mary Worth and Steve Roper. Author: play The Big Cough. Contributor articles and short stories to magazines.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member Toledo Board Education, Toledo Library. Board; Member National Cartoonists Society, Newspaper Comics Council, Rotary (president local chapter), Players Club (New York City), Masons.

    Connections

    • Married Lois Long, March 27, 1923. Children: John Philip, David Allen, Penelope Ellen, Lois Annual.
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    Born March 24, 1899
    Died January 28, 1986
    (aged 86)
    • 1963
      Wabash College
    • 1927 - 1938
      Assistant, professor Romance languages Wabash College
    • 1937 - 1945
      comics editor Publications Syndicate
      Chicago, Illinois, United States