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Bourne, Randolph Silliman

Born: 1886 AD
Died: 1918 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Critics, Journalist

1886 – Born on May 30th in Bloomfield, New Jersey. American literary critic and essayist whose polemical articles made him a spokesman for the young radicals who came of age on the eve of World War I.

         – He studied with John Dewey, got a traveling fellowship that took him to England Paris Rome Berlin Copenhagen, wrote a book on the Gary schools.

         – He worked his way through Columbia working in a pianola record factory in Newark, working as proofreader and accompanist in a vocal studio in Carnegie Hall.

1913 – Bourne graduated from Columbia University.

         – He went to work as a secretary to a Morristown businessman.

1918 – Died of Spanish flu on December 22nd in New York, New York.