Todd, Alden L., 1918-2006
- Existence: 1918 - 2006
Alden Todd (nom de plume: A.L. Todd) was born in 1918 in Washington. He graduated from Swarthmore College in 1939. He worked as an English teacher at a Quaker school in Wilmington, Del., and for a shipbuilder in Chester, Pa., before volunteering for the Army's parachute infantry regiment at the outbreak of World War II. Because he spoke fluent French and knew some German, Mr. Todd was assigned shortly after V-E Day as a driver-interpreter in southern Germany. After the war, Mr. Todd returned to the District, where he worked for the Federated Press, a news service that specialized in labor news. In 1965, he moved to New York, where he worked as director of communications for the accounting firm Haskins and Sells. He moved to Anchorage in 1989. He was the author of eight books, including a biography of the Revolutionary War hero Richard Montgomery; the story of President Woodrow Wilson's choice of Louis Brandeis as a U.S. Supreme Court justice; and an account of the Arctic expedition led by Adolphus Washington Greely from 1881 to 1884. He also was the author of "Finding Facts Fast" (1972). Todd died in 2006. (Washington Post Obituary)
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Overview Alden Todd (1918-2006), writer. Consist of papers relating to the research and publication of Todd's book, "Abandoned."