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James Thurber

 (1894 - 1961)
James Grover Thurber was active/lived in New York, Ohio.  James Thurber is known for illustrator-whimsical cartoons.

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James Thurber


A long-time cartoonist for "The New Yorker" magazine, he became one of America's best-known illustrators in the first half of the 20th century.

He was born and grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and attended Ohio State University where he edited the humorous undergraduate magazine. In his senior year, he left to become a code clerk in the State Department in Washington D.C. and later in the Paris Embassy. He never saw active duty because of having lost the sight in one eye in a childhood bow and arrow accident.

After World War II, he worked as a newspaper reporter for publications including the "Columbus Dispatch," the "Paris Tribune," and the "New York Evening Post."

In 1927, he joined the staff of the "New Yorker Magazine,"   ...  Displaying 750 of 1169 characters.



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About  James Thurber

Born:  1894 - Columbus, Ohio
Died:   1961
Known for:  illustrator-whimsical cartoons