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Alex Palmer Haley, American Author. Recipient Special Pulitzer prize, 1977. Founder, president Kinte Foundation, Washington, 1972-1992. Member Authors Guild, Society Magazine Writers.

Background

Haley, Alex Palmer was born on August 11, 1921 in Ithaca, New York, United States. Son of Simon Alexander and Bertha George (Palmer) Haley.

Education

Student, Elizabeth City (North Carolina) Teachers College, 1937-1939; Doctor of Letters (honorary), Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa, 1970.

Career

Enlisted, United States Coast Guard, 1939; advanced to rank chief journalist, United States Coast Guard, 1952; served until, United States Coast Guard, 1959; former Adjunct Professor journalism, U. Tennessee, Knoxville.

Works

Membership

Founder, president Kinte Foundation, Washington, 1972-1992. Member Authors Guild, Society Magazine Writers.

Connections

Married Nannie Branch, 1941 (divorced 1964). Children: Lydia Ann, William Alexander. Married Juliette Collins, 1964 (divorced 1972).

1 child, Cynthia Gertrude. Married Myra Lewis.

father:
Simon Alexander Haley

mother:
Bertha George (Palmer) Haley

spouses:
Myra Lewis.

Nannie Branch

Juliette Collins

children:
Cynthia Gertrude Haley

William Alexander Haley

Lydia Ann Haley