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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John Stewart Carter  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: March 26, 1912 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Carter was born in Chicago and lived most of his life in Oak Park.

Biographical and Professional Information

John Stewart Carter was an author who published two short stories, several poems and a successful novel titled ''Full Fathom Five''. When Carter was a boy the Hemingway family were neighbors and his father was a colleague of Dr. Hemingway. Influenced by the life of Ernest Hemingway, both John Stewart Carter and his brother Albert Howard Carter aspired to become authors. John Stewart Carter was a poet, author and a professor of English at Chicago Teachers College.

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