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Suszko, Marilou K.

Vermillion Ohio connection: Resident Marilou Suszko is a food writer whose work appears in newspapers and magazines. She is a regular contributor to the Cleveland Plain Dealer Food Section, the Sunday Magazine and Feast. Farms and Foods of Ohio: From Garden Gate to Dinner Plate is her first book. Suszko is a Level III graduate from Western Reserve School of Cooking. She is …

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Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Cincinnati Born: July 14, 1811 Died: July 1, 1896 Ohio connection: Birth Author and social reformer Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose Uncle Tom’s Cabin helped galvanized antislavery efforts across the nation, was a Connecticut native who spent the years 1832–1850 in Cincinnati, Ohio. During those eighteen years, she would become a nationally recognized author, wife, and mother to 6 children, …

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Stine, R. L.

Columbus Born: October 8, 1943 Ohio connection: Birth Entered into the Guinness World Records 2000: Millennium Edition as author of the world’s top-selling children’s stories, Robert Laurence Stine was born in Columbus, Ohio on October 8, 1943. When he was 9 years old, he began writing short stories, jokes, and comic books for his friends. He attended Ohio State …

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Stewart, Donald Ogden

Columbus Born: November 3, 1894 Died: August 2, 1980 Ohio connection: Birth Donald Ogden Stewart was born in 1894 in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Gilbert Holland Stewart, a prominent judge, and Clara (Landon) Stewart. He received an A.B. degree from Yale University in 1916. After graduation, he attempted a career in business, working for American Telephone …

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Stevenson, Burton Egbert

Chillicothe Born: November 9, 1872 Died: May 13, 192 Ohio connection: Birth Burton Egbert Stevenson was born in 1872 in Chillicothe, Ohio. He attended Princeton University, 1890-93, during which time he also worked as a correspondent for United Press and the New York Tribune, 1891-93. He was a reporter for the Chillicothe Leader, Chillicothe, Ohio, and 1893-94. He was …

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Steinem, Gloria

Toledo Born: March 25, 1934 Ohio connection: Birth Gloria Steinem, writer and feminist icon, was born on March 25, 1934, in Toledo, Ohio. After a difficult childhood that included her parent’s divorce and her mother’s mental illness, Steinem won a scholarship to Smith College, where she studied government and politics, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1956. …

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Starbuck, George Edwin

Columbus Born: June 15, 1931 Died: August 15, 1996 Ohio connection: Birth George Edwin Starbuck, son of George W. and Margaret Beiswanger, was born in 1931 in Columbus, Ohio. His name was legally changed from Beiswanger to Starbuck. He attended the California Institute of Technology, 1947-49; the University of California, 1950-51; the University of Chicago, 1954-57; and …

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Springstubb, Tricia

Cleveland Heights Born: September 15, 1950 Ohio connection: Resident Tricia Springstubb has published over a dozen books for young readers. What Happened on Fox Street was published by HarperCollins in August 2010.  Her adult fiction and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals, including The Iowa Review, Hunger Mountain, and Brain, Child, and she’s a frequent book critic for The Plain Dealer.  She …

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Spires, Elizabeth

Lancaster Born: May 28, 1952 Ohio connection: Birth Elizabeth Spires, daughter of Richard C. and Sue (Wagner) Spires, was born in 1952 in Lancaster, Ohio. She received a B.A. in English from Vassar College in 1974, and an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 1979. She married novelist Madison Smartt Bell in 1985, and they have a …

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Smith, Jeff

Columbus Born: February 27, 1960 Ohio connection: Resides Jeffrey Alan Smith was born February 27, 1960 to William Earl and Barbara Smith in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. He grew up near Columbus.  As a child, Smith read and was inspired by Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge, Peanuts, and adventure comics like Batman and Superman. Some of his favorite comics are George Herriman’s Krazy Kat and …

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