Samuel Crowther (journalist)

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Samuel Crowther
Born Samuel Crowther junior
(1880-06-14)14 June 1880
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Died 27 October 1947(1947-10-27) (aged 67)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Occupation Writer, Journalist, Biographer
Nationality American
Genre Non-fiction, Biography, Business, Economics
Spouse Mary Jane Owens
Children two sons and one daughter

Samuel Crowther (1880–1947) was a prominent American journalist and writer who is best known for his collaborative writings with Henry Ford and other industrialists.

Life[edit]

Crowther was born on 14 June 1880 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his father also being Samuel Crowther. He was educated at the Friends Select School in Philadelphia and graduated B.S. (1901) and LL.B. (1904) at the University of Pennsylvania. In college he won his varsity letters in football and rowing, and was a member of the university's crew that distinguished itself in the Henley Regatta. In 1905 his "American Rowing," the first history of the sport in this country, was published.[1] He dedicated his writing career to publishing biographies of famous industrialists and collaborating with some of them to produce works that conveyed their ideas to the public. The most prominent and enduring of these collaborations was with Henry Ford, the car manufacturer. He married Mary Jane Owens on 21 November 1914 and they had two sons and a daughter. He died in Boston, Massachusetts on 27 October 1947.[2]

Career[edit]

Professional Memberships[edit]

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Collaborative Publications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b His obituary in the New York Times, 28 October 1947.
  2. ^ "Find a Grave" website: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=59852854* Retrieved 2012-01-31
  3. ^ a b Who's Who Among American Authors, Edited by Alberta Laurence, Los Angeles: Golden Syndicate Publishing Company, Vol. IV, 1929-30, p. 253.
  4. ^ a b Cf. British Library catalogue.