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Jean Craighead George

Jean Craighead George, author, illustrator.


  • George, Jean Craighead was born on July 2, 1919 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Frank Cooper and Carolyn (Johnson) Craighead.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Pennsylvania State University, 1941.


    • Reporter Washington Post, 1943-1944. Artist Pageant magazine, 1945. Reporter United Features, 1945-1946.

      Roving editor Reader's Digest, 1966-1980. Continuing education teacher Chappaqua, New York, 1960-1968.


    • Beginner's Luck Guide For Non-Runners: Learn To Run From Scratch To An Hour In 10 Weeks
    • Are you a complete beginner at running who wants to finally learn how to do it? Did you skive PE whenever it was time for cross country? Do you find that you get out of breath really quickly whenever you’ve tried to run in the past? Deciding to learn how to run takes guts, as you embark on a journey that you are confident will involve a large degree of discomfort.


    • Married John L. George, January 28, 1944 (divorced January 1964). Children: Twig George Pittenger, John Craighead, Thomas Lothar.
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    • 1941
      Pennsylvania State University
    • 1943 - 1944
      Reporter Washington Post
    • 1945
      artist, Pageant magazine
    • 1945 - 1946
      reporter United Features
    • 1960 - 1968
      continuing education teacher, Chappaqua
      New York, United States
    • 1966 - 1980
      roving editor Reader's Digest