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Sharon Kinney Hanson

Born: 1942 in East St. Louis, Illinois
Pen Name: Sharon Kinney-Hanson

Connection to Illinois: She was born in East St. Louis, Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University.

Biography: Sharon Kinney Hanson was a member of the literary advisory committee at the Missouri Arts Council from 2001-2002. She also worked as managing editor for Sheba Review Publishing and as an instructor at Columbia College.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Sharon Kinney Hanson on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Art museums and galleries in Missouri :
ISBN: 0961062606 OCLC: 9289767

Sheba Review, Jefferson City : ©1983.

  Katy Trail :
ISBN: 0961062630 OCLC: 27307729

Sheba Review Pub., Jefferson City, Mo. : ©1992.

The life of Helen Stephens :
ISBN: 0809325594 OCLC: 55138814

Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, Ill. : ©2004.

"A teenaged Helen Stephens stunned the crowd at the 1936 Berlin Olympics when she emerged from obscurity to run the 100 meters in 11.5 seconds, setting a world record that wouldn't be beaten for twenty-four years. But her career and her notoriety didn't peak there. She sued Look magazine for insinuating she was a man and won. She was the first woman to own and manage a basketball team and went on to actively participate in the sporting world as a coach, a mentor, and a senior competitor. At the time of her death in 1994, she had set the record for the longest athletic career in the world."