Vance Packard is a US social critic.
1914 - Born 22nd of May in Granville Summit, Pennsylvania.
1932 - Entered Penn State, majoring in English.
1936 - He graduated in his studies and worked briefly for the local newspaper, the Centre Daily Times.
1937 - Earned his master's degree at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
- Joined the Boston Daily Record as a staff reporter.
1938 - Married Virginia Matthews.
1940 - Became a reporter for the Associated Press
1942 - Staff of American magazine as a section editor, later becoming a staff writer.
- Moved over to Collier's where he worked as a writer.
1957 - The Hidden Persuaders was published and received national attention.
1960-1968 - Wrote "The Waste Makers" 1960, "The Pyramid Climbers" 1962, "The Naked Society" 1964, "The Sexual Wilderness" 1968.
1961 - Named a Distinguished Alumnus of Penn State University.
1996 - He died 12th of December at his summer home on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.
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