Walworth, Arthur (Clarence) 1903-2005

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WALWORTH, Arthur (Clarence) 1903-2005

OBITUARY NOTICE— See index for CA sketch: Born July 9, 1903, in Newton, MA; died January 10, 2005, in Needham, MA. Editor and author. Walworth was best known as the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Woodrow Wilson. He earned his English degree from Yale University in 1925 and then taught history and English in China. Returning home, he was hired by the Boston publishing house Houghton Mifflin to work in their educational department. In 1943 he began work at the Office of War Information, spending summers as a staff member of Medomak Camp in Washington, Maine, until 1963. He wrote about Medomak in his 1953 title, The Medomak Way: The Story of the First Fifty Years of an American Summer Camp for Boys. But Walworth was most notable for his two-volume biography Woodrow Wilson (1958; third edition, 1978), which took him ten years to research. He followed this up with Wilson and His Peacemakers: American Diplomacy at the Paris Peace Conference, 1919 (1986). Walworth also authored several other history books, including Black Ships off Japan: The Story of Commodore Perry's Expedition (1946) and America's Moment, 1918: American Diplomacy at the End of World War I (1977).



Los Angeles Times, January 21, 2005, p. B9.

New York Times, January 20, 2005, p. A24.

Washington Post, January 25, 2005, p. B6.