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Amory, Cleveland (02 September 1917–14 October 1998), writer and animal rights advocate, was born in Nahant, Massachusetts, the son of Robert Amory, a textile manufacturer, and his wife, Leonore Cobb Amory. Both parents were descendants of long-established upper-class families in Boston, where Cleveland grew up in a privileged household. He was educated at private schools, including Milton Academy, and enrolled at Harvard in 1935. After graduating four years later, he worked briefly as a reporter for the ...


Cleveland Amory Standing next to a display case containing a variety of chess sets, 1962. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-112709).


Gould, Jack (05 February 1914–24 May 1993), journalist, was born John Ludlow Gould in New York City, the son of John W. Gould and Evelyn Fisk. His father was an engineer and automobile executive who died when his son was ten. Gould grew up in comfortable but not affluent circumstances. He attended two prep schools in Connecticut before receiving his high school diploma from the Brown School in New York City in 1932. Already an enthusiastic “ham” radio operator and a chain smoker, he lacked the money to attend college. He joined the staff of the ...