John Maxtone-Graham

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John Maxtone-Graham
Born John Kurtz Maxtone-Graham
(1929-08-02) August 2, 1929 (age 86)
Orange, New Jersey
Died July 8, 2015(2015-07-08)
Manhattan, New York
Occupation Historian, writer
Spouse(s) Mary

John Kurtz Maxtone-Graham (August 2, 1929 – July 6, 2015) was a Scottish-American speaker and writer on ocean liners and maritime history.[1]

Maxtone-Graham was born in Orange, New Jersey to a Scottish father and an American mother. He was raised in Hoboken, New Jersey, and graduated from Brown University in 1951. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War and had once worked unsuccessfully as a Broadway stage manager. In 1972, he wrote his first book on ocean liners, The Only Way to Cross, to be followed by numerous other books for small publishing houses. France/Norway, was published in 2010, and in March 2012 he wrote and published Titanic Tragedy. He later worked on a book about the SS United States.[citation needed]

He is the father of writer Ian Maxtone-Graham. John Maxtone-Graham died from respiratory failure in Manhattan on July 6, 2015, aged 85.[2]

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  1. ^ Maxtone-Graham Retrieved October 25, 2015
  2. ^ "John Maxtone-Graham, an authority on ocean liners, dies",; accessed July 8, 2015.

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