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Howe, Quincy, 1900-1977



  • Existence: 1900 - 1977

Quincy Howe was born on August 17, 1900 in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1921, after which he became a journalist best known for his CBS radio broadcasts during World War II. Howe served as director of the American Civil Liberties Union before the Second World War, and as chief editor at Simon and Schuster from 1935 to 1942. He joined CBS in June 1942, doing the opening news summary on the radio network's "The World Today" newscast. He stayed with CBS until 1947 when he joined ABC. Howe was also an associate professor of journalism and communications at the University of Illinois and moderated the fourth and final Kennedy/Nixon debate on October 21, 1960. He died on February 17, 1977.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

"England Expects Every American to do his Duty" typescript

Identifier: MS-291
Overview "England Expects every American to do his Duty" (1937). The collection contains the typescript of the book by Quincy Howe, with extensive handwritten editorial corrections.