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Kenneth Sidney Davis, American writer. Recipient Centennial award Kansas State University, 1963; Guggenheim fellow, 1974, 76. Fellow Society of America Historians Clubs: Century (New York City).

Background

Davis, Kenneth Sidney was born on September 29, 1912 in Salina, Kansas, United States. Son of Charles DeForest and Lydia (Ericson) Davis.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Kansas State University, 1934;Master of Sciences, University Wisconsin-Madison, 1935;Doctor of Letters (honorary), Assumption College, 1968.

Career

Reporter, Daily Capital, Topeka, 1934;information specialist, Soil Conservation Service, USDA, Upper Mississippi Valley region, 1935-1940;editor plant newspaper, Hercules Powder Company, 1942-1943;war correspondence attached to Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces, Doubleday and Company. New York City, 1944;instructor journalism, New York University, New York City, 1945-1947;special assistant to, Milton S. Eisenhower, president Kansas State University and chairman United States Common for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1947-1949;editor, Newberry Library Bulletin, Newberry Library, Chicago, 1955-1959;member personal staff, Adlai E. Stevenson, Chicago, 1955-1956.

Achievements

  • Avocations: gardening.

Works

Membership

Fellow Society of America Historians Clubs: Century (New York City).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening.

Connections

Married Florence Marie Olenhouse, February 19, 1937 (deceased March 1987). Married Jean Stafford Dormer, July 21, 1990.

father:
Charles DeForest Davis

mother:
Lydia (Ericson) Davis

spouses:
Florence Marie Olenhouse

Jean Stafford Dormer