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James Lowell McPherson, American writer. With infantry, United States Army, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member Authors Guild, Academy American Poets, Poets House.

Background

McPherson, James Lowell was born on January 25, 1921 in Cincinnati. Son of Clarence Lowell and Carolyn Marie (Mohorter) McPherson.

Education

Student, Middlebury College, 1938-1940; Bachelor, West Virginia University, 1942; postgraduate, Columbia University, New York City, 1946-1948.

Career

Instructor sociology, Boston University, 1949-1952; instructor sociology, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1952-1955; freelance writer, editor, Connecticut, 1955-1959; postmaster, United States Post Office, Marble Dale, Connecticut, 1960-1968; freelance writer, New York City, since 1970. Part-time assistant Ideal Book Store, New York City, since 1975.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: (novel) Goodbye Rosie, 1965. Poet Laureate, West Virginia, 1943-1946, Straightening Out The Record, 2005.

Membership

With infantry, United States Army, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member Authors Guild, Academy American Poets, Poets House.

Connections

Married Gertrude Huntington Wright, July 25, 1947 (divorced May 1973). Children: Karen Sue, Christopher Wright. Married Phyllis Wright King, August 25, 1978.

father:
Clarence Lowell McPherson

mother:
Carolyn Marie (Mohorter) McPherson

spouses:
Gertrude Huntington Wright

Phyllis Wright King

children:
Karen Sue McPherson

Christopher Wright McPherson