Conroy, Jack

Conroy, Jack (Jack Wesley)

(1899–1990) editor, writer; born near Moberly, Mo. After working as a migrant laborer in the 1920s, he began writing for magazines about Depression-era unemployment. In 1933 he published the semi-autobiographical book, The Disinherited (1933), which remains a classic proletarian novel. He was founding editor of the leftist journals, The Anvil (1933–37) and The New Anvil (1939–41). He was senior associate editor of New Standard Encyclopedia, Chicago (1947–66).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Examiner correspondent Brian Hayhurst (far right) enjoying life in Spain with (from left) Linda Noble, Elaine |Hayhurst, Chrissy Parkin, Allen Conroy, Dennis Midwood, Elaine Conroy, Jack Wells and (at the back) Jeff Parkin A reveller thrown by a cow at the San Fermin |bull festival in Pamplona, Spain, last month
A settled life in Spain for (from left) Brian and Elaine Hayhurst, Malcolm and Val Golding, Elaine and Allen Conroy, Jack and Linda Wells |
Front: Thomas Love, Raymond Mwale, Luke Hammond, Alex Conroy, Jack Hartley, Thomas Smith, Chris Gladwyn (zyhudd030308shelfkert)