Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr.

männlich 04 Dez 1916 - 28 Mai 1994  (78 Jahre)


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  • Name Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr. 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Spitzname Jack 
    Geboren 04 Dez 1916  New York City, New York, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Geschlecht männlich 
    Lebenslauf Ely Jacques Kahn Jr. wurde am 4. Dezember 1916 als Sohn des bekannten Architekten Ely Jacques Kahn sr. geboren, und begann schon 1937 für die Zeitschrift "New Yorker" zu arbeiten. Kahn wurde zu einem Chronisten der großen amerikanischen Mythen, von Coca Cola bis Frank Sinatra und galt als Urgestein des amerikanischen Journalismus. Sein Vater war an vielen dieser amerikanischen Mythen selbst beteiligt, als Meister des Art Deco und als einer der Väter der New Yorker Skyline wie auch als Mitbegründer des modernen Synagogenbaus nach dem 2. Weltkrieg.
    Angefangen hatte die Karriere der Kahns in New York mit dem Hohenemser Jacob Jacques Kahn, der im 19. Jahrhundert in New York eine Spiegelfabrik gründete. Auch seine Geschwister lebten in New York. Die Familie bewahrte ihre Verbindung zu den jüdischen Familien in Hohenems. Ely Jacques Kahn jr. starb am 28. Mai 1994 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, nach einem Autounfall. 
    Biography Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr. (December 4, 1916 – May 28, 1994) was an American writer under the byline E.J. Kahn, Jr. with The New Yorker for five decades.
    Born in New York City, he was the son of architect Ely Jacques Kahn. Kahn graduated in 1933 from the Horace Mann High School in New York and received the A.B. degree from Harvard in 1937. While still a senior there he began his long and affectionate association with
    The New Yorker when he was he was invited by St. Clair McKelway to join the staff as a reporter for the “Talk of the Town column.” His debut article, "My African Potentate", appeared in the issue of April 3, 1937, and his first New Yorker profile appeared in 1938, a year after his graduation from Harvard. After the outbreak of World War II in 1941 he served in the South Pacific as a writer with the rank of chief warrant officer. While in the army he wrote accounts of his experiences in the South Pacific, among them, G.I. Jungle, and McNair, Educator of an Army, which appeared in The New Yorker and other periodicals. He was discharged from the army in 1945. His Army experience resulted in The New Yorker publishing thirty-nine of his pieces on Army life; they were later collected in book form.
    His long career with the magazine resulted in numerous books on such varied subjects as Coca Cola, Leslie McNair, the Trust Territory of the Pacific, Harvard University, Herbert Bayard Swope, Frank Sinatra, Dwayne O. Andreas of Archer Daniels Midland, and the Postal Inspection Service. However his multi-part series on grain, which was published in book form as "Staffs of Life" in 1985, was criticized by some as an example of the self-indulgent journalism that marked The New Yorker during the 1970s and '80s.
    He taught writing at Columbia University from 1974 to 1977.
    His book The New Yorker and Me (New York: G.P. Putnam's, 1979) is a diary interspersed with memories of his life, the magazine, and its editor William Shawn--who Kahn calls "The Iron Mouse." His 1987 diary was released as Year of Change: More about the New Yorker and Me (New York: Viking, 1988).
    Kahn died on May 28, 1994 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

    Works:
    - Army Life, 1942
    - G. I. Jungle, 1943
    - McNair: Educator of an Army, 1945
    - Fighting Divisions, 1945
    - The Voice, 1947(Sinatra)
    - Who, Me?, 1949
    - The Peculiar War, 1952
    - The Merry Partners: The Age and Stage of Harrigan and Hart, 1955
    - The Big Drink: The Story of Coca-Cola, 1960
    - The A Reporter Here and There, 1961
    - The Stragglers, 1962
    - The World of Swope, 1964
    - A Reporter in Micronesia, 1966
    - The Separated People: A Look at Contemporary South Africa, 1968
    - Harvard: Through Change and Through Storm, 1969
    - The Boston Underground Gourmet, 1972
    - The First Decade: A Report on Independent Black Africa, 1972
    - Fraud: The United States Postal Inspection Service and Some of the Fools and Knaves It Has Known, 1973
    - The American People, 1973
    - The China Hands: America's Foreign Service Officers and What Befell Them, 1975
    - Georgia from Rabun Gap to Tybee Light, 1978
    - Far-Flung and Footloose, 1979
    - The New Yorker and Me, 1979
    - Jock: The Life and Times of John Hay Whitney, 1981
    - The Staffs of Life, 1985
    - The Problem Solvers: A History of Arthur D. Little, Inc., 1986
    - Year of Change: More about the New Yorker and Me, 1988.
    - Supermarketer to the World: The Story of Dwayne Andreas, 1991.

    Archives:
    E. J. Kahn Papers, New York Public Library:
    http://legacy.www.nypl.org/research/chss/spe/rbk/faids/kahnej.pdf (Stand: 9.4.2013)

    Source:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ely_Jacques_Kahn,_Jr. (Stand: 1.4.2013)
    http://legacy.www.nypl.org/research/chss/spe/rbk/faids/kahnej.pdf (Stand: 2.5.2013) 
    Gestorben 28 Mai 1994  Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
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    Vater Ely Jacques Kahn,   geb. 01 Jun 1884, New York City, New York, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort,   gest. 5 Sep 1972, New York City, New York, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort  (Alter 88 Jahre) 
    Mutter Elsie Plaut Mayer,   geb. 1890,   gest. 1952  (Alter 62 Jahre) 
    Verheiratet 16 Mai 1913  Ethical Hall, 2 West 64th Street, New York City, New York, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
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    Familie 1 Virginia Rice,   geb. um 1917, Boston, Massachusetts, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort,   gest. 04 Nov 2005, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort  (Alter ~ 88 Jahre) 
    Verheiratet 1945 
    Geschieden nach 1952 
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  • Dokumente
    Ely Jacques Kahn Jr.: The New Yorker & Me
    Ely Jacques Kahn Jr.: The New Yorker & Me
    Ely Jacques Kahn Jr.: The New Yorker & Me



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