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diarist , historian , journalist

Edward Robb Ellis, American Historian, journalist, diarist ( art: literature, Writ.)historian, journalist, diarist. Recipient Page One award Chicago Newspaper Guild, 1946. Served with United States Navy, 1943-1945.


Ellis, Edward Robb was born on February 22, 1911 in Kewanee, Illinois, United States. Son of John Talcott and Lalla Frances (Robb) Ellis.


Bachelor of Journalism, U. Missouri, 1934.


August 4, 1965). Reporter, feature writer Kewanee (Ill) Star-Courier, Associated Press in New Orleans, New Orleans Item, Oklahoma City Times, Peoria (Illinois) Journal-Transcript, Uttar Pradesh in Chicago, 1934-1947, New York World-Telegram and Sun, 1947-1962. Freelance author, 1962^. Associate editor The Encyclopedia of New York City.

Contributor Diarist's Journal;works include: Traitor Within: Our Suicide Problem (with George N. Allen), 1961. The Epic of New York City, 1966. A Nation in Torment: The Great American Depression, 1929-1939 (Friends of America Writers First prize), 1970.

Echoes of Distant Thunder: Life in the United States, 1914-1918, 1974. A Diary of the Century: Tales from America's GreatestDiarist, 1995.



Served with United States Navy, 1943-1945.


Married Ruth Kraus, April 29, 1955 (deceased August 0465).

John Talcott Ellis

Lalla Frances (Robb) Ellis

Ruth Kraus