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Fielding, Temple Hornadaylocked

(08 October 1913–18 May 1983)
  • Wanda Hoyum

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Fielding, Temple Hornaday (08 October 1913–18 May 1983), author, was born in The Bronx in New York City, the son of George Thomas Fielding II, an electrical engineer and business executive, and Helen Ross Hornaday. Fielding lived a secure life during his formative years in Stamford, Connecticut. While growing up in Stamford, Fielding was a student at King School and worked at various odd jobs, including delivery boy, grocery clerk, and office boy, and he shoveled snow during winter months. He also attended Horace Mann School in New York; the Manlius School in Manlius, New York; and Brunswick, a prep school in Greenwich, Connecticut. In 1929 Fielding’s father lost his job and all his money as a result of the stock market crash. Shortly after the crash, Fielding flunked out of Brunswick and at the age of sixteen began selling refrigerators in Stamford to help support himself....

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