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us: Lyon, Peter, 1915-1996


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    • us: Lyon, Robert Crawford, Jr., 1915-1996
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1915
    • Activity End

        (edtf) 1996-10-14
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Madison (Wis.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Kingston (N.Y.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Radio Writers Guild
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Radio authorship
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Authors
      • Sources

        • found: His The Columbia Broadcasting System presents The people's choice, 1949.
        • found: Eisenhower: portrait of the hero, 1974: title page (Peter Lyon)
        • found: The wild, wild west for the discriminating reader: a chilling illustrated history presenting the facts about a passel of low-down mischievous personages including Joaquín Murieta, Wild Bill Hickok, Jesse James, Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp & Billy the Kid, 1969: title page (Peter Lyon)
        • found: The New York Times, via WWW, January 21, 2016 (October 20, 1996 edition; Peter Lyon, an author of books, radio scripts and magazine articles, died on Monday, October 14, 1996 at a nursing home in Kingston, N.Y.; he was 81; Mr. Lyon made his mark as a writer for such 1940s radio shows as ''March of Time'' and ''Cavalcade of America;'' he also wrote shows for ''Theater Guild of the Air'' and ''The Eternal Light,'' among others; he served as president of the Radio Writers Guild, a forerunner of the Writers Guild of America, and in 1950, when the Guild was under investigation by Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, he was blacklisted by the radio broadcasting industry; Mr. Lyon, whose original name was Robert Crawford Lyon, was born in Madison, Wis. in 1915; his family moved to Princeton, N.J., soon after his birth; he was a graduate of Williams College and worked briefly for Architectural Forum magazine before starting in radio; his books include ''Success Story: The Life and Times of S. S. McClure,'' a 1963 biography of his maternal grandfather who was the muckraking editor of McClure's magazine; the book won a George Polk Memorial Award; among his other books are ''The Wild, Wild West'' and ''Eisenhower: Portrait of the Hero')
        • found: ancestry.com, January 21, 2016 (Robert Crawford Lyon Jr.; Robert C. Lyon; Peter Lyon; born September 30, 1915 in Madison Dane, Wisconsin; died October 14, 1996; son of Robert Crawford Lyon and Mary McClure)
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        • 1980-07-31: new
        • 2016-01-23: revised
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