1940 Pulitzer Prize

The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1940.

Journalism awards

Letters and Novel Awards

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American Liberty League

The American Liberty League was an American political organization formed in 1934, primarily of wealthy business elites and prominent political figures, who were conservatives opposed to the New Deal of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Its principles emphasized private property and individual liberties. Its leader Jouett Shouse called on members to:

defend and uphold the constitution of the United States ... to teach the necessity of respect for the rights of persons and property as fundamental to every successful form of government ... teach the duty of government to encourage and protect individual and group initiative and enterprise, to foster the right to work, earn, save, and acquire property, and to preserve the ownership and lawful use of property when acquired.It was highly active in spreading its message for two years. Following the landslide re-election of Roosevelt in 1936, it sharply reduced its activities. It disbanded entirely in 1940.

Carl Sandburg

Carl August Sandburg (January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967) was an American poet, writer, and editor. He won three Pulitzer Prizes: two for his poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. During his lifetime, Sandburg was widely regarded as "a major figure in contemporary literature", especially for volumes of his collected verse, including Chicago Poems (1916), Cornhuskers (1918), and Smoke and Steel (1920). He enjoyed "unrivaled appeal as a poet in his day, perhaps because the breadth of his experiences connected him with so many strands of American life", and at his death in 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson observed that "Carl Sandburg was more than the voice of America, more than the poet of its strength and genius. He was America."

List of Michigan State University people

Michigan State University alumni number around 552,000 worldwide. Famous Spartans include NBA stars Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Steve Smith, MLB stars Kirk Gibson, Steve Garvey, Robin Roberts, NFL stars Brad Van Pelt, Bubba Smith, Herb Adderley and Joe DeLamielleure, high school calculus and physics teacher Chester Pierce, actors James Caan and Robert Urich, Evil Dead trilogy director Sam Raimi, LGBT rights activist and internet personality Tyler Oakley, former Michigan governors James Blanchard, Fred M. Warner, and John Engler, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, former U.S. Senator Spencer Abraham, billionaires Eli Broad, Reinhold Schmieding, Drayton McLane, Jr., Harley Hotchkiss, Thomas H. Bailey, Tom Gores, Andrew Beal and Dan Gilbert.

Michigan State's faculty and academic staff number around 4,500 researchers. Throughout the years, notable researchers have included William J. Beal, who developed hybrid corn; psychologist Erich Fromm; G. Malcolm Trout, who invented the process for the homogenization of milk; and Barnett Rosenberg, the discoverer of cancer-fighting drug cisplatin.

In addition to faculty, Michigan State has around 6,000 administration and non-academic staff. This includes the university's governing board, the Board of Trustees. Elected by statewide referendum every two years, trustees have eight-year terms, with two of the eight elected every other year. As of 2007, the board is made up of three Republicans and five Democrats, and has a 4:4 gender balance.Other notable staff members include athletic director Mark Hollis, men's basketball coach Tom Izzo, ice hockey coach Tom Anastos, and football coach Mark Dantonio.

List of University of Chicago Laboratory Schools people

This is list of notable people who attended, taught at, or were otherwise affiliated with the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.

List of University of Michigan alumni

There are more than 500,000 living alumni of the University of Michigan. Notable alumni include computer scientist and entrepreneur Larry Page, actor James Earl Jones, and President of the United States Gerald Ford.

Mark Van Doren

Mark Van Doren (June 13, 1894 – December 10, 1972) was an American poet, writer and critic. He was a scholar and a professor of English at Columbia University for nearly 40 years, where he inspired a generation of influential writers and thinkers including Thomas Merton, Robert Lax, John Berryman, Whittaker Chambers, and Beat Generation writers such as Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. He was literary editor of The Nation, in New York City (1924–1928), and its film critic, 1935 to 1938.He won the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Collected Poems 1922–1938. Amongst his other notable works, many published in The Kenyon Review, include a collaboration with brother Carl Van Doren, American and British Literature since 1890 (1939); critical studies, The Poetry of John Dryden (1920), Shakespeare (1939), The Noble Voice (1945) and Nathaniel Hawthorne (1949); collections of poems including Jonathan Gentry (1931); stories; and the verse play The Last Days of Lincoln (1959).

Martin Thomas Manton

Martin Thomas Manton (August 2, 1880 – November 17, 1946) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and previously was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Manton was the first federal judge to be convicted of bribery.

New Rochelle High School

New Rochelle High School (NRHS) is a public high school in New Rochelle, New York, United States. It is part of the City School District of New Rochelle.

Its student body represents 60 countries from around the world and is a two-time Blue Ribbon School. It is accredited by the Middle States Association Commission on Secondary Schools.96% of graduates attend college or other institutions of higher learning and students earn accolades in competitive national programs including the National Merit Scholarship and the Intel Science Talent Search.

Northfield Mount Hermon School

Northfield Mount Hermon School, commonly referred to as NMH, is a co-educational college-preparatory school for both boarding and day students in grades 9–12 and postgraduates. NMH is a selective school with an acceptance rate of 32%. The school is located on the banks of the Connecticut River, with the majority of the campus being located within the towns of Bernardston, Northfield, (West Northfield), and Gill, Massachusetts.

Originally two neighboring schools, (the Northfield School for Girls founded in 1879, and the Mount Hermon School for Boys founded in 1881) NMH merged into a single institution in 1971 and consolidated on one campus in 2005.

NMH is a member of the Eight Schools Association, a group of elite high schools established in 1973 and comprising Phillips Academy (known as Andover), Phillips Exeter Academy (known as Exeter), Choate Rosemary Hall (known as Choate), Deerfield Academy, Hotchkiss School, Lawrenceville School, and St. Paul's School.

Otto D. Tolischus

Otto David Tolischus (November 20, 1890 – February 24, 1967) was a Prussian-Lithuanian-born journalist for the New York Times and winner of the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for Correspondence for his writing in Berlin during World War II.

Pascal Covici

Pascal Avram "Pat" Covici (November 4,1885–October 14,1964) was a Romanian Jewish-American book publisher and editor.

Ray Stannard Baker

Ray Stannard Baker (April 17, 1870 in Lansing, Michigan – July 12, 1946 in Amherst, Massachusetts) (also known by his pen name David Grayson) was an American journalist, historian, biographer, and author.

Robert E. Sherwood

Robert Emmet Sherwood (April 4, 1896 – November 14, 1955) was an American playwright, editor, and screenwriter.

Rowland Hazard III

Rowland Hazard III (October 29, 1881 – December 20, 1945) was an American businessman and member of a prominent Rhode Island family involved in the foundation and executive leadership of a number of well-known companies. He is also known as the "Rowland H." who figured in the events leading to the formation of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Sandburg House

The Sandburg House is a private home located on Lake Michigan near Harbert, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

The Time of Your Life

The Time of Your Life is a 1939 five-act play by American playwright William Saroyan. The play is the first drama to win both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. The play opened on Broadway in 1939.

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