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John Ward Leggett Edit Profile

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John Ward Leggett, American writer. Lieutenant United States Navy, 1943-1945. Member Century Association.

Background

Leggett, John Ward was born on November 11, 1917 in New York City. Son of Bleecker Noel and Dorothy (Mahar) Leggett.

Education

Bachelor, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1942.

Career

Editor Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1951-1960, Harper & Row, New York City, 1960-1969. Director writers' workshop University Iowa, Iowa City, 1969-1987. Director Napa Valley Writers' Conference, Napa, California, since 1987.

Works

Membership

Lieutenant United States Navy, 1943-1945. Member Century Association.

Connections

Married Mary Lee Fahnestock, October 2, 1948 (divorced 1986). Children: Timothy, John, Anthony. Married Edwina Benington, October 26, 1986.

father:
Bleecker Noel Leggett

mother:
Dorothy (Mahar) Leggett

spouses:
Mary Lee Fahnestock

Edwina Benington

children:
Timothy Leggett

John Leggett

Anthony Leggett