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Bergen Baldwin Evans
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Birth: Sep. 19, 1904
Franklin (Warren County)
Warren County
Ohio, USA
Death: Feb. 4, 1978
Highland Park
Lake County
Illinois, USA

Bergen Baldwin Evans, son of Rice Kemper and Louise Cass Evans, worked his way across the Atlantic as a pantry hand on the S.S. Schoharie in the summer of 1923, attended Miami University, at age 15 and graduated (1924), elected to Phi Beta Kappa, earned M.A. from Harvard (1925), taught English Miami University (1925-1928), attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar (1929-1931), received a B. Litt. degree (1930), Harvard earned Ph.D. in English Philology (1932), English Instructor Northwestern (Sept/1932), Assistant Professor (1936), Associate Professor (1939), Professor (1944), Retirement (1974).
He was an author, publishing short stories in national magazines, that won him the Scribner Prize (1939), feature writer for American Mercury "The Skeptics Corner" (1947-1950), and published a number of books-"Your Car is Made to Last", "The Psychiatry of Robert Burton", "The Natural History of Nonsense", "The Spoor of Spooks and Other
Nonsense", "The Dictionary of Contemporary American
Usage", "A vocabulary-building book containing chapters on British-American vocabulary, Word-A-Day", "Dictionary of Quotations", "Dictionary of Mythology", edited anthologies and literary works, including two relating to Samuel Johnson, and wrote essays, book introductions, and textbook chapters, as well as numerous magazine and newspaper articles, and delivered numerous lectures. He appeared on television and radio shows-"Majority Rules," "Down You Go," "Of Many Things," "Superghost," "English for Americans," "Inquiry," "The Last Word," "Words in the News," and "Conversation."
In 1955, He prepared questions used on the TV game show "The $64,000 Question.", which in 1859, he was involve in a scandal about the TV show.
He married Jean Whinery on August 5, 1939. They had two sons, Derek and Scott.
His honors and awards include Peabody Award for outstanding public service in broadcasting (1957), honorary degrees from Miami University (1959), Franklin and Marshall College, and Ohioana Career Medal (1972).
 
 
Burial:
Woodhill Cemetery
Franklin (Warren County)
Warren County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Helen L. Smith Hoke
Record added: Oct 01, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15962166
Bergen Baldwin Evans
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I can't belive it. I'm the first one to post a message to this man's grave!I don't agree with everything you wrote but I did enjoy reading you. RIP
- Henry Palka
 Added: Nov. 8, 2009
 
 
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