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Croswell Bowen

American political reporter, activist journalist

Died when: 66 years 153 days (797 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius


Croswell Bowen

Croswell Bowen (1905–1971) was an American political reporter, activist journalist, and biographer who contributed extensively to newspapers and magazines in the 1940s and 1950s.

For his activist journalism, he was awarded a Benjamin Franklin Citationfor an investigative report on low-level radiation risks, "The New Invisible Death Around Us." As a biographer, his Curse of the Misbegotten, finalist for the National Book Award, was the first-full-length biography of Nobel Prize–winning dramatist Eugene O'Neill.

Born in Toledo, Ohio, he was educated at the Choate School, Yale University, the Sorbonne, and the New School for Social Research.

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