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Christopher George Janus, American writer. Recipient Services award Museum Natural History, Beijing, 1979, Adelphi Achievement award Station Window To The World, Washington, 1957, Special Commendation, Government of Greece, 1945, Friends of Literature award for Best Novel, 1986.


Janus, Christopher George was born on March 25, 1911 in Charleston, West Virginia, United States. Son of George and Olympia (Xenopoulos) Janus.


Bachelor of Science in Philosophy, Harvard University, 1936; postgraduate, Oxford (England) University, 1937.


Registered representative, Prudential Bache, Chicago, 1955-1980; consultant, Standard Oil of Indiana (now Amoco), Chicago, 1978-1982. Principal Eximport Associations, Chicago, 1947-1967.


Economic assistant United States Department State, Washington, 1943-1944. Chief Greek desk, chief Balkan intelligence United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, Cairo, Egypt and Athens, Greece, 1944-1945. Alternate delegate United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration Conference, Atlantic City, 1944.

Delegate Time-Life International Industrial Development Consultant, San Francisco, 1957, Foreign Aid and Point Four Seminar, Washington, 1958, First Cultural Delegation from United States to People's Republic of China, 1972. Trustee Poetry Magazine, 1950-1982, Athens College, 1951-1952. Member committee Mayor' General’ s Office for Senior Citizens and Handicapped, 1981-1984, Friends of Chicago Public Library, 1978.

Chairman All American Committee United Republican Fund of Illinois for President Eisenhower Dinner, 1957-1958. Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1953-1955. Member National Probation and Parole Association, Greek War Relief Association (chairman Chicago chapter 1941-1945).

Clubs: Harvard, Overseas Press, Explorer's (New York). Harvard (president 1966-1968), Caxton, Oxford-Cambridge, Tavern, Arts, Attic (Chicago).


Married Beatrice Short, May 30, 1940 (deceased 1989). Children: Andronike, Christopher Junior, Lincoln.

George Janus

Olympia (Xenopoulos) Janus

Beatrice Short

Lincoln Janus

Christopher Junior Janus

Andronike Janus