Milestones, Feb. 25, 1957

Death Confirmed. George Sessions Perry, 46, towering (6 ft. 5 in.), Texas-born National Book Award-winning novelist (for Hold Autumn in Your Hand, in 1941), who covered the North African campaign in World War II for The New Yorker, wrote 145 stories and articles for the Saturday Evening Post (including many of the "Cities of America" series and a description of his fight against crippling rheumatoid arthritis); when his unclad body was found in a tidal stream near his home, two months after he disappeared (police theorized that he drowned himself; he had told...

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