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Charles Mercer

Charles Mercer, Canadian writer. Served to 1st lieutenant Army of the United States, World World War II, Korean War. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Delta Phi.

Background

  • Mercer, Charles was born on July 12, 1917 in Stouffville, Ontario, Canada. Son of Alfred and Alma (Hoover) Mercer.

  • Education

    • AB, Brown University, 1939.

    Career

    • Reporter Washington Post, 1939-1942. Reporter, feature writer, columnist A.P., New York City, 1946-1959. Senior editor G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1966-1979, vice president, 1975-1979.

    Works

    • The Statue of Liberty: The History and Legacy of America's Most Famous Statue
    • *Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the construction by newspapers and men who worked on the Statue of Liberty *Includes a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents “[A] masterpiece of the human spirit [that] endures as a highly potent symbol—inspiring contemplation, debate and protest—of ideals such as liberty, peace, human rights, abolition of slavery, democracy and opportunity.
    • The Statue of Liberty: The History and Legacy of America's Most Famous Statue
    • *Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the construction by newspapers and men who worked on the Statue of Liberty *Includes a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents “[A] masterpiece of the human spirit [that] endures as a highly potent symbol—inspiring contemplation, debate and protest—of ideals such as liberty, peace, human rights, abolition of slavery, democracy and opportunity.
    • Miracle at Midway
    • Recreates the naval battle between Japanese and American forces which was the decisive factor in the Pacific theater during World War II.

    Membership

    Served to 1st lieutenant Army of the United States, World World War II, Korean War. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Delta Phi. Clubs: Overseas Press (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Alma Sutton, February 21, 1940.
    • father: Alfred Mercer
    • mother: Alma (Hoover) Mercer
    • spouse: Alma Sutton
    Charles Mercer
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    Born July 12, 1917
    Died December 28, 1988
    (aged 71)
    Nationality
    • 1939
      Brown University
    • 1939 - 1942
      Reporter Washington Post