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Justin Brooks Atkinson

journalist

Justin Brooks Atkinson, American journalist. Recipient Pulitzer prize for journalism, 1947; member Theater Hall of Fame. Served with United States Army, World War I.; Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences; Club: The Players (New York City).

Background

Atkinson, Justin Brooks was born on November 28, 1894 in Melrose, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Jonathan H. and Garafelia (Taylor) Atkinson.

Education

1 step-son, Bruce T. Macllveen. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1917. Doctor of Humane Letters, Williams College, 1941.

Doctor of Hebrew Literature, Adelphi College, 1960. Doctor of Laws, Pace College, Franklin and Marshall College, Brandeis U., 1965, Clark University, 1965, Washington College, 1966, Long Island U., 1967, Dartmouth, 1975. Reporter Springfield Daily News, 1917.

Instructor in English Dartmouth College, 1917-1918. Reporter and assistant to drama critic Boston Evening Transcript, 1919-1922. Associate editor Harvard Alumni Bulletin, 1920-1922.

Editor Book Review, New York Times, 1922-1925, drama critic, 1925-1942, 46-60, war correspondent, Chungking, China, 1942-1944, news correspondent, Moscow, 1945-1946, critic at large, 1960-1965.

Career

Editor Harvard Alumni Bulletin, 1920-1922. Editor Book Review, New York Times, 1922-1925, drama critic, 1925-1942, 46-60, war correspondent, Chungking, China, 1942-1944, news correspondent, Moscow, 1945-1946, critic at large, 1960-1965. Editor: (with Al Hirschfeld) Walden and other writings of Henry David Thoreau, 1937, Complete Essays and other writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1940, College in a Yard, 1957, The Pace Report, 1966, Sean O’Casey Reader, 1968.

Works

  • Author: Skyline Promenades, 1925, Henry Thoreau, Cosmic Yankee, 1927, East of the Hudson, 1931, The Cingalese Prince, 1934, Broadway Scrapbook, 1947, Once Around the Sun, 1951, Tuesdays and Fridays, 1963, Brief Chronicles, 1966, Broadway, 1970, This Bright Land, 1972, (with Al Hirschfeld) The Lively Years, 1973. Editor: (with Al Hirschfeld) Walden and other writings of Henry David Thoreau, 1937, Complete Essays and other writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1940, College in a Yard, 1957, The Pace Report, 1966, Sean O’Casey Reader, 1968.

Membership

Served with United States Army, World War I. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Club: The Players (New York City).

Connections

Married Oriana Macllveen, August 18, 1926.

father:
Jonathan H. Atkinson

mother:
Garafelia (Taylor) Atkinson

spouse:
Oriana Macllveen