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 Chandler Owen

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Chandler Owen

Birth
Warrenton, Warren County, North Carolina, USA
Death
2 Nov 1967 (aged 78)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial
Blue Island, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID
208043875 View Source

CHANDLER OWEN is the son of Aaron A. Owen Jr. and Mrs. Mary Bonner Owen.

He is a U.S. Army Veteran [Pvt 18 Co 152 D B] having served during World War I.

He studied at Columbia Law School, Virginia Union University, Columbia University.

He was the co-founder of 'The Messenger' -- a jounral which published leading literary and political writers. He was a lifelong friend, Asa Phillip Randolph, and he championed his efforts to unionize the Pullman Porters on the railroads.

He was an African-American writer, editor and early member of the Socialist Party of America. Born in North Carolina, he studied and worked in New York City, then moved to Chicago for much of his career. He established his own public relations company in Chicago. He wrote speeches for candidates and presidents including Thomas Dewey, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Lyndon B. Johnson.

Burial arrangements were managed by Miller Major and Okleberry Funeral Home.

William A. Martensen is the informant on the death certificate.

Sources ~ Illinois, Cook County Deaths, Entry Number 80205; U.S. Veterans Administration Master Index; the 1880-1920 census records of Warren County, North Carolina; and the 1930-1940 census records of Cook County, Illinois

CHANDLER OWEN is the son of Aaron A. Owen Jr. and Mrs. Mary Bonner Owen.

He is a U.S. Army Veteran [Pvt 18 Co 152 D B] having served during World War I.

He studied at Columbia Law School, Virginia Union University, Columbia University.

He was the co-founder of 'The Messenger' -- a jounral which published leading literary and political writers. He was a lifelong friend, Asa Phillip Randolph, and he championed his efforts to unionize the Pullman Porters on the railroads.

He was an African-American writer, editor and early member of the Socialist Party of America. Born in North Carolina, he studied and worked in New York City, then moved to Chicago for much of his career. He established his own public relations company in Chicago. He wrote speeches for candidates and presidents including Thomas Dewey, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Lyndon B. Johnson.

Burial arrangements were managed by Miller Major and Okleberry Funeral Home.

William A. Martensen is the informant on the death certificate.

Sources ~ Illinois, Cook County Deaths, Entry Number 80205; U.S. Veterans Administration Master Index; the 1880-1920 census records of Warren County, North Carolina; and the 1930-1940 census records of Cook County, Illinois


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