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Milam County, Texas - Historical Markers


George Sessions Perry

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Photograph by Milam County Deputy Sheriff Greg Kouba - 15 Aug 2003

Marker TitleGeorge Sessions Perry
Address201 Ackerman St.
Locationside entrance courtyard of the Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library
Year Marker Erected1992
Text on MarkerThe son of Andrew and Laura Perry, George Sessions Perry was born May 5, 1910, in Rockdale. In 1933, he married Claire Hodges of Beaumont. Four years later, he published the first in a long line of fiction and non-fiction stories and novels, many of which were based on people and events from his growing-up years in Rockdale. As a World War II correspondent, he brought first-hand accounts of the war to readers of "The New Yorker" and "The Saturday Evening Post." Perry won several major awards, including the 1941 National Book Award, before his death in 1956-57.
SourceTexas Historical Commission's Texas Historic Sites Atlas Database - Aug 2003


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