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novelist , short story writer , poet

Robert James Lowry, American novelist, poet, short story writer. Story selected for O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories, 1950. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945.

Background

Lowry, Robert James was born on March 28, 1919 in Cincinnati. Son of Beirne Clem and Alma (Collas) Lowry.

Education

Student, University Cincinnati, 1937-1938.

Career

Public, editor, The Little Man Press, Cincinnati, 1938-1942;editor, book designer, production manager, New Directions, New York City, 1945-1946;staff writer, Time Magazine, New York City, 1949-1950;reader, editor, copywriter, Popular Library, New York City, 1951-1956;contributor book criticism, New York Times Sunday Book Review, New York City, 1951-1955;contributor book criticism, Sat. Review, New York City, 1951-1955;office manager, Doubleday Book Shop, New York City, 1962;copywriter, Cincinnati Enquirer, 1963;assistant to commercial manager, Station WCPO-television, Cincinnati, 1963;copywriter, Standard Public, Cincinnati, 1964;staff member, Writer's Digest Criticism Service, Cincinnati, 1976-1979;editorial associate, Writer's Digest School, Cincinnati, 1977-1979. Personnel consultant Sanford Rose Associations, Cincinnati, Availability of Western Ohio, Synergistic Search, Sales Cons., Cincinnati.

Instructor short story writing U. Cincinnati, 1963.

Works

Membership

Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: trance writer.

Connections

Married Bella Alice Cohen, 1941 (divorced 1946). Married Frankie Abbe, 1948 (divorced 1954). 1 child, David; married Antoinette LoBianco, 1958 (divorced 1965).

Children: Beirne, Giacomo. Married Mary Louise O'Neill, 1967 (divorced 1969).

father:
Beirne Clem Lowry

mother:
Alma (Collas) Lowry

spouses:
Bella Alice Cohen

Frankie Abbe

Antoinette LoBianco

Mary Louise O'Neill

children:
David Lowry

Beirne Lowry

Giacomo Lowry