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William Whitesides Warner, Author, museum executive ( art: literature)author, museum executive. award, Christopher award), 1976 (Pulitizer Prize for general; award Cath. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946.

Background

Warner, William Whitesides was born on April 2, 1920 in New York City. Son of Charles Jolly and Leonora (Haberle) Warner.

Education

AB, Princeton University, 1943. Doctor of Science (honorary), Memorial University, Newfoundland.

Career

Warner was a 1943 graduate of Princeton University. During World War II, Warner served in the Pacific Theater of operations as an aerial photograph analyst with a Marine air group. He was awarded the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction for his first book Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay, which was based on his experiences living and working among crab fishermen on the Chesapeake.

Works

Membership

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946.

Connections

Married Kathleen Berryman McMahon, June 14, 1951;children— John B., Alletta B., Georgiana B., Alexandra Depositus., Elizabeth S., Andrew. Children: John B., Alletta B., Georgiana B., Alexandra Depositus., Elizabeth S., Andrew.

father:
Charles Jolly Warner

mother:
Leonora (Haberle) Warner

spouse:
Kathleen Berryman McMahon

children:
John B. Warner

Alletta B. Warner

Georgiana B. Warner

Alexandra Depositus. Warner

Elizabeth S. Warner

Andrew Warner