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John Dos Passos

John Dos PassosAKA John Roderigo Madison

Born: 14-Jan-1896
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 28-Sep-1970
Location of death: Baltimore, MD
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Yeocomico Episcopal Churchyard, Kinsale, VA

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: U.S.A. Trilogy

Military service: US Army (Medical Corps, 1918)

Father: John Randolph Dos Passos (lawyer, d. 1917)
Mother: Lucy Addison Sprigg Madison
Wife: Katharine F. Smith (m. 1929, d. 12-Sep-1947 automobile accident)
Wife: Elizabeth Hamlin Holdridge (m. 1949, one daughter)
Daughter: Lucy Hamlin Dos Passos (b. 1950)

    High School: Choate School, Wallingford, CT (1907)
    University: BA English, Harvard University (1912-16)

    Life War Correspondent
    American Academy of Arts and Letters 1947
    The American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky
    Century Club
    Emergency Committee for Southern Political Prisoners 1930
    Hamilton Street Club
    Industrial Workers of the World
    John Reed Club
    League of American Writers
    The Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee
    Young Americans for Freedom
    Unlawful Assembly Boston (1927)
    Sedition "criminal syndicalism," Kentucky (16-Nov-1931)
    Traveled to the USSR 1928
    Missing Eye auto accident (12-Sep-1947)
    Portuguese Ancestry

Author of books:
One Man's Initiation (1917, novel)
Three Soldiers (1921, novel)
Rosinante to the Road Again (1922)
A Pushcart at the Curb (1922)
Streets of Night (1923)
Manhattan Transfer (1925, novel)
The Garbage Man (1926)
Orient Express (1927)
Airways, Inc. (1928)
The 42nd Parallel (1930, novel, USA Trilogy)
1919 (1932, novel, USA Trilogy)
In All Countries (1934)
Three Plays (1934, drama)
The Big Money (1936, novel, USA Trilogy)
Journeys Between Wars (1936)
Adventures of a Young Man (1939)
The Ground We Stand On (1941)
The Grand Design (1949)
USA (1950)
Chosen Country (1951)
District of Columbia (1952)
Most Likely to Succeed (1954)
The Head and Heart of Thomas Jefferson (1954)
Men Who Made the Nation (1957)
Great Days (1958)
Prospects of a Golden Age (1959)
Midcentury (1961, novel)
Brazil on the Move (1963)
Occasions and Protests (1964)
The Portugal Story: Three Centuries of Exploration and Discovery (1964, history)
Thomas Jefferson: The Making of a President (1964, biography)
The Shackles of Power: Three Jeffersonian Decades (1966, history)
The Best Times: An Informal Memoir (1966, memoir)
The Theme Is Freedom (1970)
Easter Island (1971, posthumous)
The Fourteenth Chronicle (1973, letters)
Century's Ebb (1974, posthumous)
Afterglow and Other Undergraduate Writings (1990, posthumous)

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