Elliott Chaze

Lewis Elliott Chaze was born in Mamou, Louisiana on November 15, 1915. He received his B.A. from Oklahoma University then served a stint in the U.S. Army during World

War II in the 11th Airborne Division. In 1951, Chaze began a long career with the Hattiesburg American, first as a reporter and later as city editor. A prolific writer, he also authored many articles and short stories for popular magazines including Life, Reader’s Digest, The New Yorker, Redbook, Collier’s, and Cosmopolitan. Chaze’s nine novels, many of them set in the rural South, are based on his own life experiences both during WWII and as a reporter. Chaze died in 1990.

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