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John Rensselaer Chamberlain, American Columnist.

Background

Chamberlain, John Rensselaer was born on October 28, 1903 in New Haven. Son of Robert Rensselaer and Emily (Davis) Chamberlain.

Education

Bachelor of Philosophy, Yale, 1925.

Career

Advertising writer, 1925; reporter, New York Times, 1926-1928; daily book columnist, New York Times, 1933-1936; editor, Fortune Magazine, 1936-1941; associate professor, Columbia School Journalism, 1941-1944; assistant editor, New York Times Book Review, 1928-1933; associate editor, Saturday Review Literature, 1933; book editor, Scribners Magazine, 1936-1938; book editor, Harper's Magazine, 1939-1947; lecturer, Columbia School Journalism, 1934-1935; lecturer, New School for Social Research, 1935; lecturer, Columbia University Summer School, 1937; contributing daily book columnist, Times, 1942-1944; editor, Life magazine, 1945-1950; editor, The Freeman review politics, economics, arts, 1950-1952; associate editor, Barron's Magazine, 1953-1955; staff writer, Wall St. Journal, 1955; dean, Troy (Alabama) School Journalism, 1972-1977; columnist, These Days King Features Syndicate, New York City, 1962-1985.

Works

Connections

Married Margaret Sterling, April 22, 1926 (deceased). Children: Elizabeth, Margaret. Married Ernestine Stodelle, June 29, 1956.

1 son, John; stepchildren: Tanya, Chris, Ben.

father:
Robert Rensselaer Chamberlain

mother:
Emily (Davis) Chamberlain

spouses:
Margaret Sterling

Ernestine Stodelle

children:
Ben Chamberlain

Tanya Chamberlain

Elizabeth Chamberlain

Chris Chamberlain

Margaret Chamberlain