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Richard Pitts Powell, American writer. Served as lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1942-1946; chief news censor 1945, Southwest Pacific Theatre.

Background

Powell, Richard Pitts was born on November 28, 1908 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Richard Percival and Lida Catherine (Pitts) Powell.

Education

Graduate, Episcopal Academy, 1926; Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1930.

Career

Reporter, Philadelphia Evening Ledger, 1930-1940; with, N.W. Ayer & Son, Philadelphia, 1940-1958; member public relations department, N.W. Ayer & Son, 1940-1942; charge information services, N.W. Ayer & Son, 1949-1958; vice president, N.W. Ayer & Son, 1951-1958.

Works

Membership

Served as lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Chief news censor 1945, Southwest Pacific Theatre.

Connections

Married Marian Carleton Roberts, September 6, 1932 (deceased November 1979). Children: Stephen Barnes, Dorothy Louise. Married Margaret M. Cooper, 1980.

father:
Richard Percival Powell

mother:
Lida Catherine (Pitts) Powell

spouses:
Marian Carleton Roberts

Margaret M. Cooper

children:
Stephen Barnes Powell

Dorothy Louise Powell