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Irving Stone, American author.


Stone, Irving was born on July 14, 1903 in San Francisco, California, United States.


Bachelor, University California, 1923. Postgraduate, University California, 1926. Master of Arts, University Southern California, 1924.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Southern California, 1956. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Coe College, 1967. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University California, Berkeley, 1968.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), California State Colleges, 1971. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, 1978.


Instructor economics University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1923-1924, University California, Berkeley, 1924-1926. Professor creative writing University Indiana, 1948, University Washington, 1961. Novelist, from 1933

Lecturer California State Colleges, 1966.

Art critic Los Angeles Times Mirror, 1959-1960. Regent's professor University of California at Los Angeles, from 1984.



Chairman Allan Nevins Memorial Fund, Huntington Library, from 1972. Member advisory council National Society Arts and Letters, from 1976. Vice president Eugene V. Debs Foundation.

Advisory board University California Institute Creative Arts. Founder California State College Committee for Arts. Contributing member American School Classical Studies, Athens.

Member Authors League American, P.E.N., Society of America Historians, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Fellows for Schweitzer (founder, president), Western Writers American, Academy Political Science, History Society Southern California, California Writers Guild (former president), Academy American Poets (founder), Center for Study of Evolution and the Origin of Life University of California at Los Angeles, Berkeley Fellows (charter member). Clubs: Bohemian (San Francisco), California Writers (honorary).


Son of Charles and Pauline (Rosenberg) Tannenbaum. Stepson I. Stone; married Jean Factor, February 11, 1934. Children: Paula, Kenneth.

Charles Tannenbaum

Pauline (Rosenberg) Tannenbaum

Jean Factor

Paula Stone

Kenneth Stone