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humorist , lecturer , author

John Henry Faulk, American author, humorist, lecturer. Precinct chairman Austin Democratic Committee; member Travis County Democratic Executive Committee With Army of the United States, 1944-1946. Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists (past vice president), Screen Actors Guild, International Platform Association (board governors 1967-1990).

Background

Faulk, John Henry was born on August 21, 1913 in Austin, Texas, United States. Son of John Henry and Martha Cynthia (Miner) Faulk.

Education

Bachelor in English, University Texas, 1936. Master of Arts, University Texas, 1940.

Career

Fellow, Julius Rosenwald Foundation, 1941-1942;member of faculty department English, University Texas, 1942;field director, American Red Cross, Cairo, Egypt, 1942-1944;star radio programs, Columbia Broadcasting System, New York City, 1946-1948;star John Henry Faulk Show, station WCBS, 1951-1957;star It's News to Me, Columbia Broadcasting System-television, 1953-1955;star Leave it to the Girls, Columbia Broadcasting System-television, 1953-1955;star Walk a Mile for a Camel, Columbia Broadcasting System-television, 1953-1955. Lecturer on humor and American heritage, 1949-1965. Appeared in movies All theWay Home, 1963, The Best Man, 1964.

Works

Membership

Precinct chairman Austin Democratic Committee. Member Travis County Democratic Executive Committee With Army of the United States, 1944-1946. Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists (past vice president), Screen Actors Guild, International Platform Association (board governors 1967-1990).

Connections

Married Elizabeth Peake, May 29, 1965. 1 son, John Henry III. Children by previous marriage: Tannehill, Johanna, Evelyn, Frank Dobie.

father:
John Henry Faulk

mother:
Martha Cynthia (Miner) Faulk

spouse:
Elizabeth Peake