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Calvin Tomkins, American writer. Guggenheim fellow, 1978. Board directors Cunningham Dance Foundation, New York City, 1963-1990. With United States Navy, 1944-1946. Member Authors League American Inc., Pen American Center Clubs: Century (New York City).

Background

Tomkins, Calvin was born on December 17, 1925 in Orange, New Jersey, United States. Son of Frederick and Laura (Graves) Tomkins.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University, 1948.

Career

Associate editor, Newsweek magazine, New York City, 1955-1957;general editor, Newsweek magazine, New York City, 1957-1959;staff writer, The New Yorker, New York City, since 1960.

Works

Membership

Board directors Cunningham Dance Foundation, New York City, 1963-1990. With United States Navy, 1944-1946. Member Authors League American Inc., Pen American Center Clubs: Century (New York City).

Connections

Married Grace Lloyd Fanning, September 11, 1948. Children: Anne Graves, Susan Temple, Spencer. Married Judy Johnston, November 11, 1961 (divorced February 1981).

Married Susan Cheever, October 1, 1981. 1 child, Sarah Liley Cheever. Married Dodie Kazanjian, May 28, 1988.

father:
Frederick Tomkins

mother:
Laura (Graves) Tomkins

spouses:
Grace Lloyd Fanning

Judy Johnston

Susan Cheever

Dodie Kazanjian

children:
Anne Graves Tomkins

Susan Temple Tomkins

Spencer Tomkins

Sarah Liley Cheever Tomkins