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cartoonist , writer

John Allen Saunders, American cartoonist, writer. Member Toledo Board Education, Toledo Library. Board; Member National Cartoonists Society, Newspaper Comics Council, Rotary (president local chapter), Players Club (New York City), Masons.

Background

Saunders, John Allen was born on March 24, 1899 in Lebanon, Indiana, United States. Son of Fred Clark and Nancy Ellen (Jackson) Saunders.

Education

AB, Wabash College; Master of Arts, Wabash College. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Wabash College, 1963.

Career

Assistant professor Romance languages, Wabash College, 1927-1938;comics editor, Publications Syndicate, Chicago, 1937-1945;continuity writer, Field Newpaper Syndicate, Chicago.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-creator: comic strips including Mary Worth and Steve Roper. Author: play The Big Cough. Contributor articles and short stories to magazines.

Membership

Member Toledo Board Education, Toledo Library. Board; Member National Cartoonists Society, Newspaper Comics Council, Rotary (president local chapter), Players Club (New York City), Masons.

Connections

Married Lois Long, March 27, 1923. Children: John Philip, David Allen, Penelope Ellen, Lois Annual.

father:
Fred Clark Saunders

mother:
Nancy Ellen (Jackson) Saunders

spouse:
Lois Long

children:
John Philip Saunders

David Allen Saunders

Penelope Ellen Saunders

Lois Annual Saunders