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Powell, John



  • Existence: 1914-1971


John H. Powell, 1914 -- 1971, was born in Ottumwa, Iowa. Educated at Swarthmore College and the University of Iowa, he later taught history at Iowa State University and the University of Delaware. Powell also served as the research director of the Free Library of Pennsylvania, 1945 -- 1949.   Powell wrote many historical works, including Richard Rush, Republican Diplomat and Bring Out Your Dead, a work concerning the yellow fever epidemic of 1793. He authored numerous articles for such magazines as the Saturday Review of Literature, Reader's Digest, and South Atlantic Quarterly. John Powell died January 1, 1971.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John H. Powell Papers

Identifier: MsC0678

Historian. Correspondence and preliminary drafts of his writings. Iowa Author Mss.

Dates: 1935-1974