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Knebel, Fletcher

Born: October 1, 1911 Died: February 26, 1993 Ohio connection: Birth Dayton Fletcher Knebel was born October 1, 1911, in Dayton, Ohio.  His middle-class childhood and education (B.A. 1934, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio) were followed by early success in journalism even in the depths of the 1930s depression.  He worked as a reporter in Coatsville, …

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Kluge, P. F.

Born: January 24, 1942 Ohio connection: Resident Gambier Novelist, journalist and educator, Paul Fredrick Kluge was born January 24, 1942 in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. He earned his B.A. from Kenyon College (1964) and an M.A. (1965) and Ph.D. (1967) from the University of Chicago.  Before becoming the author of acclaimed books such as Eddie and the …

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Kronenberger, Louis

Born: December 9, 1904 Died: April 30, 1980 Ohio connection: Birth Cincinnati Louis Kronenberger, son of Louis, Sr. and Mabel (Newwitter) Kronenberger, was born in 1904 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended the University of Cincinnati, 1921-24. He married Emmy Plaut in 1940, and they had one child, Elizabeth. Kronenberger began his career as an editor for …

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Lawrence, Jerome K.

Born: July 14, 1915 Died: February 29,, 2004 Ohio connection: Former Resident Jerome K. Lawrence, son of Samuel and Sarah (Rogen) Lawrence, was born in 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio. He received a B.A. degree from Ohio State University in 1937, and did graduate study at the University of California, Los Angeles, 1939-40. He had a long and varied …

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Laycock, George

Born: May 29, 1921 Died: March 31, 2014 Ohio connection: Birth Zanesville George Edwin Laycock was born in Zanesville, Ohio. He received a B.S. degree from Ohio State University in 1943. That same year, he married Ellen M. Van Auken, and they would have three children: Elaine, Michael, and Steven. Laycock`s career began with Farm Quarterly, Cincinnati, where he …

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Lee, Robert Edwin

Born: October 15, 1918 Died: July 8, 1994 Ohio connection: Birth Elyria Robert Edwin Lee, son of Claire Melvin and Elvira (Taft) Lee, was born in 1918 in Elyria, Ohio. He was educated at Northwestern University (1934), Ohio Wesleyan University (1935-37), Western Reserve University (1938), and Drake University (1943-44). He also served in the U.S. Army Air Force, …

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Levy, D.A.

Born: October 29, 1942 Died: November 24, 1968 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland Darryl Alfred Levy was born on October 29, 1942, on the west side of Cleveland, Ohio. His father was a shoe salesman who had emigrated from England and his mother was a homemaker. The family would move around the greater Cleveland area throughout the years, settling …

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