John R. Milton

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John R. Milton (May 24, 1924 Anoka, Minnesota - January 28, 1995) was an American writer, and editor of South Dakota Review.


He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA and MA in 1951, and from the University of Denver, with a Ph.D. He taught at Augsburg College from 1949–1956, Jamestown College, and at the University of South Dakota from 1963 to 1995.

A biennual conference is named for him.[1]

His papers are held at the University of South Dakota.[2] He married Lynn Hinderlie on August 3, 1946; they had one daughter, Nanci.


  • 1969 “Best American Short Story” for “The Inheritance of Emmy One Horse”



  • John R. Milton, ed. (1969). The American Indian speaks. Dakota Press. 
  • John R. Milton, ed. (1974). Four Indian poets. Dakota Press. ISBN 978-0-88249-015-1. 


  1. ^ "John R. Milton Writers' Conference - USD". University of San Diego. 2013-04-04. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 
  2. ^ John R. Milton Papers 1963-1995, I. D. Weeks Library, Archives and Special Collections, Richardson Collection, University of South Dakota

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