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William Manchester, American writer. President board trustees Friends of University Massachusetts Library., 1970-1971, trustee, 1970-1974; board directors Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowships, 1990-1999. Sergeant United States Marine Corps, 1942-1945, PTO. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Society of America Historians, American History Association, Authors Guild, Century Club.

Background

Manchester, William was born on April 1, 1922 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States. Son of William Raymond and Sallie Elizabeth (Thompson) Manchester.

Education

Bachelor, University Massachusetts, 1946. AM, University Missouri, 1947. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Massachusetts, 1965.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University New Haven, 1979. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Russell Sage College, 1990. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Skidmore College, 1987.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Richmond, 1988. Doctor of Letters(honorary), Wesleyan University, 2002.

Career

Reporter, Daily Oklahoman, 1945-1946;reporter, foreign correspondent, war correspondent, Baltimore Sun, 1947-1955;managing editor, Wesleyan University Publs., 1955-1964;fellow Center for Advanced Studies, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1959-1960;writer-in-residence, Wesleyan University, Middletown, since 1975;adjunct professor of history, Wesleyan University, Middletown, 1979-1992;fellow Pierson College, Yale University, since 1991;professor of history emeritus, Wesleyan University, since 1992.

Achievements

  • Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists (international association), Society American Historians, American Hist. Association, Authors Guild, Century Club.

Works

Membership

President board trustees Friends of University Massachusetts Library., 1970-1971, trustee, 1970-1974. Board directors Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowships, 1990-1999. Sergeant United States Marine Corps, 1942-1945, PTO. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Society of America Historians, American History Association, Authors Guild, Century Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: photography.

Connections

Married Julia Brown Marshall, March 27, 1948 (deceased May 1998). Children: John Kennerly, Julie Thompson, Laurie.

father:
William Raymond Manchester

mother:
Sallie Elizabeth (Thompson) Manchester

spouse:
Julia Brown Marshall

children:
John Kennerly Manchester

Julie Thompson Manchester

Laurie Manchester