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Willard Richardson Espy, American author. Recipient Governor's award for contribution to cultural life of Washington, 1973, 76; Captain Robert Gray medal Washington State History Society, 1979. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, National Book Critics' Circle, Authors Guild.

Background

Espy, Willard Richardson was born on December 11, 1910 in Olympia, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Harry Albert and Helen Medora (Richardson) Espy.

Education

Bachelor, University Redlands, 1930. Student, University Paris, Sorbonne, 1931.

Career

Reporter, Tulare (California) Times, 1932;reporter, Brawley (California) News, 1932;assistant editor, World Tomorrow, New York City, 1933-1935;copy editor, L'Agence Havas, 1937-1940;manager promotion public relations, Reader's Digest, 1941-1957;producer, interviewer radio program, Personalities in Print, 1957-1958;creative advertising director, Famous Artists Schools, 1958-1963;publisher, Charter Books, 1963-1966;public relations consultant, New York City, 1963-1975;panelist, Harper Dict. Contemporary Usage, 1976, 83.

Works

Membership

Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, National Book Critics' Circle, Authors Guild. Clubs: Century Association, Dutch Treat, Book Table, Coffee House (New York City).

Connections

Married Ann A. Hathaway, 1933. 1 child, Ian Alden; married Hilda S. Cole, 1940. Children: Mona Margaret, Freddy Medora, Joanna Page, Cassin Richardson, Jefferson Taylor (deceased).

Married Louise J. Manheim, 1962.

father:
Harry Albert Espy

mother:
Helen Medora (Richardson) Espy

spouses:
Ann A. Hathaway

Hilda S. Cole

Louise J. Manheim

children:
Ian Alden Espy

Mona Margaret Espy

Freddy Medora Espy

Joanna Page Espy

Cassin Richardson Espy

Jefferson Taylor Espy (deceased)