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Name:  Carl Clinton Van Doren  

Pen Name: Carl Clinton Van Doren, Carl Van Doren

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Born: September 10, 1885 in Hope, Illinois

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Carl was the son of a country doctor and was raised on the family farm in Vermillion County, Illinois. He earned a bachelor of arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1907.

Biographical and Professional Information

Carl Clinton Van Doren was a U.S. critic and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer. He was the brother of Mark Van Doren and the uncle of Charles Van Doren.


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