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James Farl Powers, American author. Decorated Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France); Guggenheim fellow, 1948, Rockefeller fellow, 1954, 57, 67; grantee American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1948. Member American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Background

Powers, James Farl was born on July 8, 1917 in Jacksonville, Illinois, United States. Son of James Ansbury and Zella (Routzong) Powers.

Education

Student, Northwestern University, 1938-1940.

Career

Instructor writing courses, St. John's U., Collegeville, Minnesota, 1947, 75-93;instructor writing courses, Marquette U., 1949-1951;instructor writing courses, University of Michigan, 1956-1957;writer-in-residence, Smith College, 1965-1966.

Works

Membership

Member American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Alice Wahl, April 22, 1946. Children: Katherine, Mary, James, Hugh, Jane.

father:
James Ansbury Powers

mother:
Zella (Routzong) Powers

spouse:
Elizabeth Alice Wahl

children:
Katherine Powers

Mary Powers

James Powers

Hugh Powers

Jane Powers