|Birth: ||Aug. 7, 1909|
|Death: ||Oct., 1966|
Albert Hodges Morehead II (1909-1966) Writer (b. August 7, 1911, Flintstone, Georgia, USA - d. October, 1966) was a writer for the The New York Times.
He was born in Flintstone, Georgia on August 7, 1909 to Albert Hodges Morehead I (1854-1922). His parents were from Lexington, Kentucky and spending their summer in Georgia. Albert's father died in 1922 and the family moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee.
He went to the Baylor School and then to Harvard.
During both high school and college he worked on the Lexington, Kentucky Herald, the Chattanooga Times, the Chicago Daily News, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and the Newton, Massachusetts Town Crier. He later worked for The New York Times.
From 1927 on, he played in bridge tournaments, and in 1932, during the depression he was hired as a writer for Ely Culbertson's magazine, Bridge World. In 1928 he was made editor and in 1929 became general manager of all of Culbertson's bridge and businesses. In 1934, he won the Charles M. Schwab Trophy. He served as both president and chairman of the board of the American Contract Bridge League.
In 1939, Albert Morehead married Loy Claudon of Illinois. They had two children: Philip Morehead, and his brother.
In 1944 he published 36 articles, under four pseudonyms, in Redbook magazine, and in 1951 published 29 articles in Cosmopolitan magazine. From 1945 to 1947, he was the puzzle and quiz editor for Coronet magazine and was the consulting editor for games in Esquire magazine. Starting in 1946 he was a consultant to the United States Playing Card Company.
He was vice president and general manager of Kem Plastic Playing Cards, Inc. for three yars and for an additional three years he was vice president of the John C. Winston Company, a book publisher.
He died of cancer in 1966.
*W. Somerset Maugham's; "The Ten Best Novels of the World"
*Fulton Oursler's; "The Greatest Story Ever Told"
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
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Record added: Mar 30, 2006
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