John Howard Lawson biography

John Howard Lawson

Playwright, Film writer

1894 – 1977

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Who was John Howard Lawson?

John Howard Lawson was an American writer. He was for several years head of the Hollywood division of the Communist Party USA. He was also the organization's cultural manager and answered directly to V.J. Jerome, the Party's New York-based cultural chief. He was the first president of the Writers Guild of America, West after the Screen Writers Guild divided into two regional organizations.

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Born
Sep 25, 1894
New York City
Also known as
  • Edward Lewis
  • Jack
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Williams College
Lived in
  • New York City
Died
Aug 11, 1977
San Francisco

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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