Jessamyn West

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Birthday
18, 1902
Birthplace
Vernon, IN
Death Date
Feb 18, 1984 (81)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
18, 1902
Birthplace
Vernon, IN
Death Date
Feb 18, 1984 (81)

About

An American novelist and short story writer, she is known for such works as The Friendly Persuasion and A Mirror for the Sky.

Before Fame

She graduated from Whittier College with an English degree and subsequently began a teaching career.

Trivia

Her popular novel, The Friendly Persuasion, was adapted into a film starring Gary Cooper.

Family Life

She married Harry Maxwell McPherson in 1923.

Associated With

She is the second cousin of Richard Nixon.