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Duffy, Michael

Born: September 7, 1958 Ohio connection: Birth Columbus Michael Duffy was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio.  He graduated from Oberlin College in 1980. Duffy served as Time magazine’s Washington bureau chief from 1997 until 2005, when he was named assistant managing editor. Previously, he was a national political correspondent, and, from 1986 to 1996, covered Congress and both …

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Daley, Mary Dowling

Born: 1924 Died: February 11, 2010 Ohio connection: Birth Lakewood Born in Lakewood, Ohio in 1924, Mary Dowling Daley’s father, Thomas Dowling, directed circulation for the Scripps-Howard newspapers, including the Cleveland Press. She moved many times as a child and an adult, helping to organize a rent strike at a housing project in Asheville, N.C. She settled in Shaker Heights in …

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Dean, John W.

Born: October 14, 1938 Ohio connection: Birth Akron John Wesley Dean III was born on October 14, 1938, to John (a businessman) and Sara Dean in Akron, Ohio. Dean grew up in Marion, Ohio. He attended Staunton Military Academy, Colgate University, 1957-59; and earned a B.A. from the College of Wooster in 1961. He did graduate …

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Cunningham, Michael

Born: November 6, 1952 Ohio connection: Birth Cincinnati Author, screenwriter, Michael Cunningham was born November 6, 1952 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cunningham grew up in Cincinnati and La Canada, California. He was educated at Stanford University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature in 1975. He then went on to earn an M.F.A. from …

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Dew, Robb Forman

Born: October 26, 1946 Ohio connection: Birth Mount Vernon Robb Forman was born in 1946 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, the daughter of Oliver Duane and Helen (Ransom) Forman. In 1968, she married Charles Burgess Dew, and they had two sons, Charles and John. Robb Forman Dew attended Louisiana State University. Her writing career was launched in 1981 …

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Dils, Tracey E.

Born: September 21, 1958 Ohio connection: Birth Columbus Tracey E. Dils was born September 21, 1958 in Cincinnati, the daughter of Lawrence Albert (a physician) and Grace (a homemaker; maiden name, Shaffer) Dils. She was raised in Granville and earned her B.A. at College of Wooster in 1980.  As a teenager she won a national short story …

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Dodd, Elizabeth

Born: March 20, 1962 Ohio connection: Former Resident Athens Elizabeth Caroline Dodd was born in March 20, 1962 in Boulder, Colorado. She was raised in southeast Ohio having moved to Athens in 1968 when her father, Wayne Dodd accepted a teaching position at Ohio University. Dodd graduated summa cum laude from Ohio University in 1983, with a double …

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Durrant, Lynda

Born: December 17, 1954 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland Lynda was born to Oliver, an engineer, and Shirley (Peterson), a teacher, on December 17, 1954, in Cleveland, Ohio.  She received her Bachelor’s degree (1979) and her Master’s degree (1982) from the University of Washington, Seattle.  She married business executive Wesley Lemmon in 1989 they have one son.  Durrant has …

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