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Packard, Vance Oakley

Born: 1914 AD
Died: 1996 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Critics

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.