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 Catherine Drinker Bowen

Catherine Drinker Bowen

Birth
Haverford, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 1 Nov 1973 (aged 76)
Haverford, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Summit Section, Lot 673
Memorial ID 12867 · View Source
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Author. Born in Haverford, Pennsylvania, she was best known for writing biographies about noted figures in history. Her earliest biographies were about musicians when she wrote "Beloved Friend: The Story of Tchaikowsky and Nadejda Von Meck" (1937). Her works included "Free Artist: The story of Anton and Nicholas Rubinstein" (1939), "Yankee from Olympus: Justice Holmes and His Family" (1944), "The Lion and the Throne: The Life and Times of Sir Edward Coke (1957), "Adventures of a Biographer" (1959) and "Francis Bacon: The Temper of a Man" (1963). She is a recipient of the US National Book Award for Nonfiction, the Philadelphia Award and was the first woman to receive an honorary degree from Lehigh University. She died at age 76 in Haverford, Pennsylvania.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 11 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12867
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Catherine Drinker Bowen (1 Jan 1897–1 Nov 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12867, citing West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .