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Walker Percy, American author. Recipient award National Endowment of the Humanities, Doctor Jefferson lecturer. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences; member National Institute Arts and Letters.

Background

Percy, Walker was born on May 28, 1916 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of Leroy Pratt and Martha Susan (Phinizy) Percy.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University North Carolina, 1937;Doctor of Medicine Columbia University, 1941.

Career

Intern, Bellevue Hospital, New York City, 1942;writer, 1943-1990.

Works

Membership

Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member National Institute Arts and Letters.

Connections

Married Mary Bernice Townsend, November 7, 1946. Children: Mary Pratt, Ann Boyd.

father:
Leroy Pratt Percy

mother:
Martha Susan (Phinizy) Percy

spouse:
Mary Bernice Townsend

children:
Mary Pratt Percy

Ann Boyd Percy