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William Lawrence Lawrence Shirer

journalist , author

William Lawrence Shirer, American author, journalist. Member P.E.N., Authors Guild (president), Council Foreign Relations, Society of America Historians, Legion of Honor, Century Club (New York City), Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Shirer, William Lawrence was born on February 23, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Seward Smith and Bessie Josephine (Tanner) Shirer.

Education

AB, Coe College, 1925. Little D. (honorary), Coe College.

Career

Journalist, Paris edition Chicago Tribune, 1925-1926. Foreign correspondent (Tribune), 1926-1933, Universal News Service, 1935-1937. Became Continental representative Columbia Broadcasting System, 1937.

War correspondent, 1939-1945. Commentator, 1945-1947.

Works

Membership

Member P.E.N., Authors Guild (president), Council Foreign Relations, Society of America Historians, Legion of Honor, Century Club (New York City), Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, gardening, sailing, hiking.

Connections

Married Theresa Stiberitz, 1931 (divorced 1970). Children: Eileen Inga Dean, Linda Elizabeth Rae. Married Irina Lugovskaya, 1988.

father:
Seward Smith Shirer

mother:
Bessie Josephine (Tanner) Shirer

spouses:
Theresa Stiberitz

Irina Lugovskaya

children:
Eileen Inga Dean Shirer

Linda Elizabeth Rae Shirer