Category: Non-Fiction

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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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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Smart, Charles Allen

Cleveland Born: November 30, 1904 Died:  March 11, 1967 Ohio connection: Birth Charles Allen Smart, son of George and Lucy (Allen) Smart, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1904. He received an A.B. degree from Harvard University in 1926. He worked for Doubleday, Page & Co. and Doubleday Doran (publishers) as an editorial assistant from 1927 until …

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Skimin, Robert Elwayne

Belden Born: July 30, 1929 Died: May 9, 2011 Ohio connection: Birth Robert Elwayne Skimin, son of Ellwyn W. and Mildred L. (Summerton) Skimin, was born in 1929 in Belden, Ohio. He attended Monmouth Junior College, 1948-49; University of Georgia, 1957-58; South Dakota School of Technology, 1959-60; and Cornish School of Allied Arts, 1967-68. He served with …

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Sittenfeld, Curtis

Cincinnati Born: August 23, 1975 Ohio connection: Birth Curtis Sittenfeld was born August 23, 1975, in Cincinnati.  The second child of four, she is the daughter of Paul G. Sittenfeld (an investment banker) and Elizabeth Curtis (an art history teacher). She attended Seven Hills School in Cincinnati through 8th Grade and then moved to the Groton School, a …

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Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky

Dayton Born: May 2, 1950 Died: April 12, 2009 Ohio connection: Birth Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick was born May 2, 1950, in Dayton, Ohio, to Leon Kosofsky (an engineer) and Rita Goldstein Kosofsky (high school teacher). She had two siblings, a brother and a sister. During her childhood the family moved to Bethesda, Maryland when her father accepted a …

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Schwarz, Ted

Cleveland Born: October 12, 1945 Ohio connection: Birth Ted Schwarz was born Theodore R. Schwarz on October 12, 1945, in Cleveland, Ohio.  He is the son of Theodore R. and Ruth Dorothy.  Ted Schwarz attended Case Western Reserve University, 1964-66, 1971; New York Institute of Photography, 1965; and The University of the South School of Theology, 1992-1995. …

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Schultz, Connie

Cleveland Born: July 21, 1957 Ohio connection: Birth Connie Schultz was raised in Ashtabula by working class parents and received a journalism degree from Kent State University in 1979.  In addition to her biweekly column for the Cleveland Plain Dealer/Creators Syndicate she has written two books (Life Happens: And Other Unavoidable Truths and … And His Lovely Wife: A Campaign Memoir …

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Schlesinger, Jr., Arthur M.

Columbus Born: October 15, 1917 Died: February 28, 2007 Ohio connection: Birth Historian and writer Arthur Bancroft Schlesinger was born in Columbus, Ohio, October 15, 1917, the oldest son of prominent historian, Arthur Meier Schlesinger, and Elizabeth Bancroft Schlesinger.  As a teenager he changed his name to Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr.  His father was professor of American …

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Schlesinger, Arthur Meier

Xenia Born: February 27, 1888 Died: October 30, 1965 Ohio connection: Birth Arthur M. Schlesinger was born in Xenia, Ohio, on February 27, 1888, the son of a first-generation immigrant. Schlesinger graduated in 1910 from Ohio State University. As a graduate student at Columbia, he was influenced by Herbert Levi Osgood, James Harvey Robinson, and Charles A. …

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