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Kesler, Eliza Hickok, 1909-



  • Existence: 1909-

Eliza (Roby) Merrill Hickok Kesler was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on November 29, 1909. She graduated from Washington High School in 1927, and proceeded to Coe College where she received a B.A. in 1931. She later attended Northwestern University to continue her studies in journalism and received an M.A. in 1940.

Eiza Hickok began her writing career as a Coe campus correspondent for the Cedar Rapids Gazette. After graduation, she took on a position as a Gazette reporter. Hickok later worked for the radio show "The Quiz Kids," in which exceptionally bright young children were questioned regarding various subjects. "The Quiz Kids" aired during the 1940s on NBC in Chicago. By 1946 Hickok had risen to the position of Assistant Program Director at Louis G. Cowhan and Company. In 1947 she published a book, The Quiz Kids, and married Carl C. Kesler.

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Eliza Hickok Kesler papers

Identifier: IWA0040
Abstract Cedar Rapids native who worked on the radio show 'The Quiz Kids.'
Dates: 1946-1947