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North Callahan, American Author, educator. Penfield fellow New York University, 1954-1955; recipient New York University Founders Day Honors award, 1956, American Revolution Round Table placque Henry Knox, 1958; visiting scholar Huntington Library, 1960; named Distinguished Alumnus U. Tennessee, 1983.


Callahan, North was born on August 7, 1908 in near Sweetwater, Tennessee, United States. Son of Robert B. and Naomi (North) Callahan.


AB cum laude, University Chattanooga, 1930. Doctor of Humane Letters, University Chattanooga, 1964. Postgraduate, University Tennessee, 1932.

Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1955.


Educator, 1930-1934;educational public relations counselor, Tennessee Valley Authority-Civilian Conservation Corps., 1934-1937;reporter, columnist, special writer, editor, Chattanooga Times, Chattanooga News, Knoxville Journal, Tyler (Texas) Courier-Times, Morning TelegraphNew York City correspondent, Dallas News, 1939-1944;writer syndicated column, So This is New York, 1943-1968;public relations consultant, various firms and organizations, New York City, 1954-1955;professor American history, head society science department, Finch College, New York City, 1956-1957;associate professor, New York University, 1957-1962;professor of history, New York University, 1962-1973;professor emeritus, New York University, since 1973. Visiting lecturer British universities, 1965. Visiting professor U. Tennessee, 1973.



Member New York City Bicentennial History Commission. Supervisor army radio show Voice of Army. Chairman University Tennessee Lupton Library.

Friends, 1992-1994, Chattanooga chairman, University Tennessee Commemoration Ceremonies George Washington, 1998. Served from 1st Lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel Army of the United States, 1940-1946. Fellow American Studies Association.

Member American History Association, Society History Association, American Academy Political and Social Science, Southern Society (historian), Civil War Round Table New York (president 1954-1955), Tennessee Society New York (historian), Conference British Studies, Tennessee History Society, American Revolution Round Table (chairman), Writer's Group, Princeton Club (founder, chairman), Chattanooga Golf and Country Club, Mountain City Club, Delta Sigma Phi, Kappa Tau Alpha, Theta Alpha Phi, Delta Theta Phi, Kappa Tau Alpha, Sigma Delta Chi.


Married Jennie Waugh, September 27, 1939 (divorced 1970). Married Helen Pemberton Jones, July 5, 1974. Children: Mary Alice, North.

Robert B. Callahan

Naomi (North) Callahan

Jennie Waugh

Helen Pemberton Jones

Mary Alice Callahan

North Callahan