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Erskine Caldwell, American author. Decorated L'Ordre du Merite Culturel (Poland); Commander L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France); recipient Yale Review $1,000 award for fiction, 1933. Member Authors League American, American Academy and Institute Arts and Letters, International P.E.N., Euphemian Literature Society, Raven Society Clubs: Phoenix Press, San Francisco Press.

Background

Caldwell, Erskine was born on December 17, 1903 in Moreland, Georgia, United States. Son of Ira Sylvester and Caroline Preston (Bell) Caldwell.

Education

Student, Erskine College, South Carolina., 1920, 21;student, University Virginia, 1922, 25, 26;student, University Pennsylvania, 1924.

Career

Newspaper writer, 1925;cotton picker, stage hand, professional football player, book reviewer, lecturer, editor. Motion picture screen writer, Hollywood, California, 1933-1934, 42-43;correspondent, Mexico, Spain, Czechoslovakia, 1938-1939;correspondent, China, Mongolia, Turkestan, 1940;editor, American Folkways, 1940-1955;war correspondent, Life magazine, Prime Minister, Columbia Broadcasting System, Russia, 1941.

Works

Membership

Member Authors League American, American Academy and Institute Arts and Letters, International P.E.N., Euphemian Literature Society, Raven Society Clubs: Phoenix Press, San Francisco Press.

Connections

Married Helen Lannigan, March 3, 1925. Children– Erskine Preston, Dabney Withers, Janet. Married Margaret Bourke-White, February 27, 1939.

Married June Johnson, December 21, 1942. 1 child, Jay Erskine. Married Virginia Moffett Fletcher, January 1, 1957.

father:
Ira Sylvester Caldwell

mother:
Caroline Preston (Bell) Caldwell

spouse:
Helen Lannigan

spouse:
Margaret Bourke-White

spouse:
June Johnson

spouse:
Virginia Moffett Fletcher

child:
Erskine Preston Caldwell

child:
Dabney Withers Caldwell

child:
Janet Caldwell

child:
Jay Erskine Caldwell