John Bakeless

John Bakeless

Fellow: Awarded 1936
Field of Study: Biography
Fellow: Awarded 1945
Field of Study: Biography

Competition: US & Canada

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1935–36:

(Profile photograph by Bachrach)

BAKELESS, JOHN EDWIN:  Appointed for the preparation of a work on Christopher Marlowe, designed to provide the most complete account possible of his life, his work and of the work of scholars and writers who have dealt with him; tenure, seven months from July 1, 1936.

Born December 30, 1894, at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. Education:  Williams College, A.B., 1918; Harvard University, A.M., 1920, Ph.D., 1936.

Literary editor, managing editor, 1921–25, editor, 1928–29, The Living Age; literary adviser, 1925–26, The Independent; Managing Editor, 1926–28, Forum Magazine; Assistant Professor of Journalism, 1930—, New York University.

Publications: Economic Causes of Modern War, 1921 (awarded the David A. Wells Prize, Williams College); Origin of the Next War, 1926; André Maurois and his Books, 1928; The Business Man’s Interest in World Peace, 1929; Magazine Making, 1931; Institute of Politics, Williamstown, Massachusetts: Report of Round Tables and General Conferences, 1932. Articles in Atlantic Monthly, Independent, Outlook, Current History, Speaker, Quartermaster Review, Princeton Alumni Weekly, Forum, Living Age, Current Literature, Technology Review, The Writer, Bookman, Manchester Guardian Weekly, Scholastic, Vanity Fair, Progressive Education, Literary Digest, Christian Science Monitor, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Contributor to Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences and Dictionary of American Biography.

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