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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Thomas J. Dygard  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD Fiction

Born: 1931 in Little Rock, Arkansas

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Dygard lived in Arlington Heights while he was the Associated Press Chicago Bureau Chief. He retired to Evansville, Pa in 1993.

Biographical and Professional Information

Thomas Dygard began his career as a sportswriterfor the Arkansas Gazette in Little Rock and joined the Associated Press in 1954. After that, he worked in A.P. offices in Little Rock, Detroit, Birmingham, New Orleans, and Indianapolis. At one time he was bureau chief of Chicago. His books for children are all sports related.


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