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Christopher Isherwood, British Author. Worked with American Friends Service Committee on refugee relief project, Haverford, Pennsylvania, 1941-1942; member of national advisory board of trustees Institute Study of Human Resources. Member American Civil Liberties Union, Wider Quaker Fellowship, Screenwriters Guild, National Institute Arts and Letters, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Background

Isherwood, Christopher was born on August 26, 1904 in High Lane, Cheshire, England. Came to the United States, 1939. Naturalized, 1946. Son of Francis Edward and Kathleen (Machell-Smith) Isherwood.

Education

Student, Repton School, 1919-1922;student, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge U., 1924-1925;medical student, University London, 1927-1928.

Career

Secretary to, Music Society String Quartet, London, 1926-1927;private teacher English, Berlin, 1928-1933;travelled in, Europe and China., 1934-1938;guest professor modern England literature, Los Angeles State College and University of California-Santa Barbara, 1959-1960;Regent's professor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1965;Regent's professor, University of California-Riverside, 1966.

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Membership

Worked with American Friends Service Committee on refugee relief project, Haverford, Pennsylvania, 1941-1942. Member of national advisory board of trustees Institute Study of Human Resources. Member American Civil Liberties Union, Wider Quaker Fellowship, Screenwriters Guild, National Institute Arts and Letters, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Connections

father:
Francis Edward Isherwood

mother:
Kathleen (Machell-Smith) Isherwood