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Birthday
11, 1899
Birthplace
Mount Vernon, NY
Death Date
Oct 1, 1985 (86)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
11, 1899
Birthplace
Mount Vernon, NY
Death Date
Oct 1, 1985 (86)

About

American author who penned the children's classics Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little. He is also known for his contributions to the English-language writing guide The Elements of Style.

Before Fame

He worked as a reporter for the United Press and the Seattle Times after graduating from Cornell University in 1921. Later, he joined the staff of The New Yorker magazine and was a contributor to the publication for nearly six decades.

Trivia

He won the Pulitzer Special Award for Literature in 1978. His other literary honors include the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award and the National Medal for Literature.

Family Life

He was the youngest son of Jessie and Samuel White. He married Katherine Angell in 1929; together, the couple had one son, Joel.

Associated With

William Strunk, Jr., a former teacher of White, wrote the original Elements of Style, which White would later expand.