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Wilson, Sloanlocked

(08 May 1920–25 May 2003)
  • Ann T. Keene

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Wilson, Sloan (08 May 1920–25 May 2003), writer, was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, to Albert Frederick Wilson and Ruth Danenhower. Sloan's father was a college professor and author; his mother, trained as a sociologist, wrote a number of academic studies, including an account of segregation in the U.S. armed forces. His family, which included a brother and sister, lived in a series of different towns along the Eastern Seaboard during his childhood and youth, and he was educated at several institutions, including Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. Wilson received his high school diploma from the Adirondack-Florida School in 1937 and the following year enrolled at Harvard, where he majored in philosophy and psychology....

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