John Downing Weaver (1912- ) was a reporter, feature writer, book reviewer, and copy editor for the
Kansas City Star (1935-40). He also contributed articles, short stories and book reviews to magazines, and wrote novels and non-fiction. The
collection consists of photocopied articles by Weaver from scrapbooks about Thomas Mann, some from the
Kansas City Star.
Weaver was born February 4, 1912 in Washington, D.C.; attended Georgetown University, 1928-29; AB, College of William and
Mary, 1932; AM, George Washington University, 1933; worked for various federal agencies including the National Recovery Administration,
1933-35; was also reporter, feature writer, book reviewer, and copy editor, Kansas City Star, 1935-40; contributed articles, short stories, and book reviews to magazines; also wrote novels and non-fiction; published
works include Wind before rain (1942), Another such victory (1948), Warren: the man, the Court, the era (1967), The Brownsville raid: the story of America's black Dreyfus affair (1970), and Los Angeles: the enormous village (1980).
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