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John Brooks, American writer. Poynter fellow Yale, 1974-1975. Trustee New York Public Library, 1978-1984. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member Authors Guild American (treasurer 1964-1971, vice president 1971-1975, president 1975-1979), P.E.N. (vice president 1962-1966), Society of America Historians (vice president 1984-1987, president 1987-1993).

Background

Brooks, John was born on December 5, 1920 in New York City. Son of John Nixon and Bessie (Lyon) Brooks.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University, 1942.

Career

Contributing editor, Time magazine, 1945-1947;staff contributor, New Yorker magazine, 1949-1993.

Works

Membership

Trustee New York Public Library, 1978-1984. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member Authors Guild American (treasurer 1964-1971, vice president 1971-1975, president 1975-1979), P.E.N. (vice president 1962-1966), Society of America Historians (vice president 1984-1987, president 1987-1993).

Clubs: Coffee House, Century Association (New York City).

Connections

Married Anne Curtis Brown, March 6, 1948 (divorced 1952). Married Rae Alexander Everitt, August 15, 1953 (divorced 1975). Children: Carolyn, John Alexander.

Married Barbara Smith Mahoney, January 29, 1982.

father:
John Nixon Brooks

mother:
Bessie (Lyon) Brooks

spouses:
Anne Curtis Brown

Rae Alexander Everitt

Barbara Smith Mahoney

children:
Carolyn Brooks

John Alexander Brooks