|Birth: ||Oct. 24, 1935|
|Death: ||May 30, 1977|
Sports columnist and sports author. Born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, Wells Twombly was an award-winning sports columnist. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English/History from the University of Connecticut in 1957.
Shortly afterwards, he started his career by serving as sports editor of the
Williamantic (Conn.) Daily Chronicle. He also worked at the Houston Chronicle, Detroit Free Press, and a couple of Southern California newspapers before he settled at the San Francisco Examiner in 1970, where he turned out six columns a week.
He wrote articles for the "Anthologies of Best Sports Stories" from 16 of his 20 active years. In 1974 Esquire named him one of the six best sportswriters for his rich, flamboyant prose. He treasured a fan letter he received from author James Michener. Twombly wrote books, one on George Blanda, the long time playing QB of Oakland Raiders, "Alive and Kicking." Another one was written on Frank Leahy, the coach of Notre Dame football team in the 1940s, "Shake Down the Thunder!" The last of his four books, "200 Years of Sport in America," was published in 1977. Wells Twombly was on his way to becoming the most honored sportswriter in America when he died at forty-one in Redwood City, CA.
Specifically: Burial in California
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Record added: Feb 28, 2008
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Added: Jun. 1, 2015
The greatest sports writer in my lifetime. I miss and think of you always. Forever in my prayers...|
Added: Feb. 26, 2015
Mr. Twombly, you were one of my three favorite sports writers. You were blessed with a unique way of expressing yourself with words and I have saved several of your columns from The Sporting News from as far back as 50 years ago.|
Added: Jul. 1, 2013
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