Merriner, James L. 1947-

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MERRINER, James L. 1947-

PERSONAL: Born June 22, 1947, in Marietta, OH; son of Charles T. (a school administrator) and Irene (a secretary; maiden name, Klay) Merriner. Education: Harvard University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1969; University of Pennsylvania, M.A. (communications), 1973. Hobbies and other interests: Private pilot.

ADDRESSES: Home—675 Lake St., Apt. 149, Oak Park, IL 60301. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, GA, political editor and city editor, 1973-80; Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL, political writer and deputy metropolitan editor, 1980-95; freelance writer, 1995—. Ohio State University, visiting lecturer and James Thurber writerin-residence, both 1996. Part-owner of a restaurant.

MEMBER: Les Turner ALS Foundation, Harvard Club of Chicago.


Mr. Chairman: Power in Dan Rostenkowski's America, Southern Illinois University Press (Carbondale, IL), 1999.

(With Thomas P. Senter) Against Long Odds: CitizensWho Challenge Congressional Incumbents, Praeger Publishers (New York, NY), 1999.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Grafters and Goo Goos: Corruption and Reform in Chicago, 1830-2001, for Southern Illinois University Press (Carbondale, IL); research on amyotropic lateral sclerosis and on doctor-assisted suicide.

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