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William Edward Wilson, American Author. Recipient award of merit American Association State and Local History, 1964, Indiana Authors Day awards, 1959, 65, 67, award Southeastern Theatre Association,1962; Guggenheim fellow, 1946. Member overseers commission to visit English department Harvard University, 1954-1958. Served to Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1946.

Background

Wilson, William Edward was born on February 12, 1906 in Evansville, Indiana, United States. Son of William Edward and Nettie (Cook) Wilson.

Education

Wilson graduated from Harvard University, served as a lieutenant-commander in the U.S. Navy, and spent two years as a Fulbright Scholar at Aix-Marseille University, Grenoble and Nice, France before landing at Baltimore, Maryland where he became Assistant Editor of the Baltimore Sun.

Career

Teacher San German (Puerto Rico) High School, 1927. Reporter Evansville Press, 1927-1928, New Bedford (Massachusetts) Standard, 1928-1929. Instructor English Brown University, 1930-1933.

Chairman English department Rhode Island School of Design, 1933-1942. Associate editor Evening Sun, Baltimore, 1947-1948. Professor English University Colorado.

Director Writers' Conference in Rocky Mountains, 1948-1950. Professor English Indiana University, 1950-1967, James A. Work professor English, 1967-1973, professor emeritus, 1973-1988. Fulbright lecturer Aix-Marseille University, Grenoble University, Nice Cours d'Eté, France, 1956-1957.

Works

Membership

Member overseers commission to visit English department Harvard University, 1954-1958. Served to Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1946.

Connections

Married Ellen Janet Cameron, June 29, 1929 (deceased December 1976). Children: William Edward 3d, Henry Cameron, Douglas Cook. Married Hana Benes, September 29, 1977.

father:
William Edward Wilson

mother:
Nettie (Cook) Wilson

spouses:
Ellen Janet Cameron

Hana Benes

children:
William Edward 3d Wilson

Henry Cameron Wilson

Douglas Cook Wilson