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Philip Marshall Wagner

viticulturist , writer

Philip WAGNER, American newspaper columnist and viticulturist.

Background

Wagner, Philip Marshall was born on February 18, 1904 in New Haven. Son of Charles Philip and Ruth (Kenyon) Wagner.

Education

Kent School and University of Michigan.

Career

With publicity department General Electric Company, Schenectady, 1925-1930. Editorial writer Baltimore Evening Sun, 1930-1936. London correspondent Baltimore Sun, 1936-1937.

Editor Evening Sun, 1938-1943, Baltimore Sun, 1943-1964. Writer syndicated newspaper column, from 1964. Lecturer University California, 1961, 64.

American delegate Federation Nationale de la Viticulture Nouvelle. With wife has introduced new grape varieties into American viticulture. Officier du Merite Agricole, France.

Achievements

  • Maintains an experimental vineyard and nursery devoted to adaptation of wine grapes to American conditions.

Works

book American Wines and Wine-Making book Grapes into Wine book Grapes into Wine by Wagner, Philip M. (1976) Paperback

Membership

Member New York Fruit Testing Cooperative Association Clubs: National Press (Washington), Overseas Writers (Washington). Hamilton St. (Baltimore).

Connections

Married Helen Crocker, April 16, 1925. Children: Susan, Philip. Married Jocelyn McDonough, September 4, 1940.

father:
Charles Philip Wagner

mother:
Ruth (Kenyon) Wagner

spouses:
Helen Crocker

Jocelyn McDonough

children:
Susan Wagner

Philip Wagner