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Leon Marcus Uris, American author. Recipient Daroff Memorial award, 1959, John F. Kennedy medal Irish/American Society of New York, 1977, Eire Society of Boston Gold medal, 1978, Jobotinsky medal State of Israel, 1980, Scopus award Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1981; National Institute Arts and Letters grantee, 1959; Hall fellow (with Jill Uris) Concord Academy, 1980. Served with United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1942-1946.

Background

Uris, Leon Marcus was born on August 3, 1924 in Baltimore. Son of Wolf William and Anna (Blumberg) University.

Education

Student, Baltimore City College. Doctorate (honorary), University Colorado, 1976. Doctorate (honorary), Santa Clara University, 1977.

Doctorate (honorary), Wittenberg University, 1980. Doctorate (honorary), Lincoln College, 1985.

Career

Served with the United States Marine Corps 1942-1945.

Works

Membership

Served with United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1942-1946.

Connections

Married Betty Katherine Beck, January 5, 1945 (divorced 1968). Children: Karen Lynn, Mark Jay, Michael Cady. Married Margery Edwards, 1968 (deceased 1969).

Married Jill Peabody, February 15, 1970. 1 child, Rachael Jackson.

father:
Wolf William University

mother:
Anna (Blumberg) University

spouses:
Betty Katherine Beck

Margery Edwards

Jill Peabody

children:
Karen Lynn Uris

Mark Jay Uris

Michael Cady Uris

Rachael Jackson Uris