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Walter B. Pitkin

AKA Walter Boughton Pitkin

Born: 6-Feb-1878
Birthplace: Ypsilanti, MI
Died: 25-Jan-1953
Location of death: Palo Alto, CA [1]
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Psychologist, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Life Begins at Forty


[1] Palo Alto Hospital, Palo Alto, CA.

Father: Caleb Pitkin
Mother: Lucy T. Boughton
Sister: Grace
Sister: Edith
Wife: Mary B. Gray (m. 1905, d. 14-Oct-1943, five sons)
Son: Richard G.
Son: John G.
Son: David B.
Son: Robert B.
Son: Walter B., Jr.
Wife: Katherine B. Johnson (his secretary, until his death)

    University: BA, University of Michigan (1900)
    Theological: Hartford Theological Seminary (studied 1900-05)
    Lecturer: Psychology, Columbia University (1905-09)
    Professor: Journalism, Columbia University (1912-43)

    The American Majority Founder (1939)
    Farm Journal Editorial Director (1935-38)
    Institute of Life Planning Founder (1932)
    Encyclopaedia Britannica American Managing Editor (1927-28)
    Parent's Magazine Editor (1927-30)
    The New York Evening Post Editorial Staff (1909-10)
    The New York Tribune Editorial Staff (1907-08)

Author of books:
The Art of Rapid Reading (1929)
Life Begins at Forty (1932)
Capitalism Carries On (1935)
Take it Easy: The Art of Relaxation (1935)
Careers for Youth (1936)
Careers After Forty (1937)
Making Good Before Forty (1939)
Seeing Our Country (1939)
On My Own (1944, memoir)
The Best Years (1946)
Road to a Richer Life (1949)


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