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Stephen David Becker, American writer. Rotary fellow, 1947-1948, Guggenheim fellow, 1954; grantee in translation, National Education Association, 1984. Served as private United States Marine Corps, 1945. Member Authors Guild, Writers Guild American (West chapter), Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, United States Civil War Center.

Background

Becker, Stephen David was born on March 31, 1927 in Mount Vernon, New York, United States. Son of David and Lillian (Kevitz) Becker.

Education

Bachelor, Harvard University, 1947. Student, Yenching University, Peking, China, 1948.

Career

Freelance writer,, since 1949. Teacher Tsing Hua University, Peking, 1947-1948. Faculty Brandeis University, 1951-1952, University Alaska, 1967, Bennington (Vermont) College, 1971, 77-78, University Iowa Writers Workshop, 1974.

Writer-in-residence Hollins College, 1986, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, 1987. Distinguished lecturer University Central Florida, 1987-1992.

Works

Membership

Served as private United States Marine Corps, 1945. Member Authors Guild, Writers Guild American (West chapter), Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, United States Civil War Center.

Connections

Married Mary Elizabeth Freeburg, December 24, 1947. Children: Keir, Julia, David.

father:
David Becker

mother:
Lillian (Kevitz) Becker

spouse:
Mary Elizabeth Freeburg

children:
Keir Becker

Julia Becker

David Becker