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Hutchens, John K.,, 1905-

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John K. Hutchens (1905-1995) Writer: NY Times Book Review, NY HeraldTribune; Hamilton College Class of 1926, Litt.D. 1951. John Kennedy Hutchens was born in Chicago, IL on 9 August 1905 and died in New York, NY on 22 July 1995. He graduated from Hamilton College in 1926 and began a literary career immediately afterwards in Montana. After working there for a year he ventured to New York City to work for the Evening Post, then to Theater Arts Monthly, and later The New York Times; this was followed by a brief period at the Boston Evening Transcript, and a return to the Times as Radio Editor and then New York Times Book Review, of which he was the editor (1946 - 1948) before his 15-year stint at The New York Herald. He is the author of One Man's Montana (1964) and edited three anthologies: American Twenties: A Literary Panorama (1954), The Best of the World (1973), and The Gambler's Bedside Book (1977).