Jack Oconnor

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Birthday
22, 1902
Birthplace
Arizona
Death Date
Jan 20, 1978 (75)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
22, 1902
Birthplace
Arizona
Death Date
Jan 20, 1978 (75)

About

Remembered best for his three-decade career as an Outdoor Life magazine writer and editor, this hunting rifles expert and outdoor sporting enthusiast also penned such nonfiction works as The Art of Hunting Big Game in North America and Horse and Buggy West: A Boyhood on the Last Frontier.

Before Fame

After briefly attending Arizona State University and the University of Arizona, he earned a degree in finance from the University of Arkansas and went on to receive a graduate degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.

Trivia

In addition to his hunting-themed articles for men's sporting magazines, he wrote romantic stories for Cosmopolitan, Mademoiselle, and other women's publications.

Family Life

A native of Arizona, he later settled in Idaho. His marriage to Eleanor Barry resulted in a son named Bradford.

Associated With

He and fellow American writer George Sears both penned articles for outdoor sportsmanship-themed magazines (Outdoor Life and Forest and Stream magazine, respectively).