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Norman Maclean Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Norman Maclean
Place Of Birth
Clarinda, USA
121 years old
Birth Date
December 22 1902

Norman Maclean Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
University of Chicago
Net Worth
Current Partner
Jessie Burns
John Maclean, Jean Maclean.
Clara Evelyn, Reverend John Norman Maclean

About Norman Maclean 

Norman Maclean, also known as Norman Fitzroy Maclean, was a Scottish-American author and professor.

He was born to Scottish parents in Clarinda, Iowa, the United States, on December 23, 1902, at Chicago University. His retirement from the University job marked the emergence of his fame as a prominent figure in American Literature.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Norman Maclean's net worth?

Norman Maclean was a successful professor and novelist, and his net worth is speculated to be around $1.5 million.

How much did Norman Maclean earn per year?

There is no ascertainable amount Norman Maclean earned per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Norman Maclean?

The exact height of Norman Maclean is not known.

How old was Norman Maclean?

Norman Maclean was born on December 23, 1902, in Clarinda, Iowa, and died on August 2, 1990. He was 87 years old when he died.

Childhood And Education

Maclean was born to Clara Evelyn and the Reverend John Norman Maclean, a Presbyterian minister, on December 23, 1902, in Clarinda, Iowa, United States of America. Norman Maclean and his brother Paul Davidson were sent to school until 1913. His parents are from Nova Scotia, Canada.

Maclean's family decided to move to Missoula, Montana, in the year 1909, and from then, his writing was greatly inspired.  

He was still young at the inception of World War I to fight; he, therefore, chose to work in logging camps in the United States Forest. He later attended Dartmouth College, where he was appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of the Humor Magazine, the Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern. In an interview, he divulged that he learned much about creative writing at Dartmouth College.

He went to the University of Chicago in 1928, and by the year 1940, he had obtained a Doctorate Degree.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Norman Maclean's partner?

Norman Maclean married Jessie Burns in 1931. Jessie Burns had two children with him, John Maclean and Jean Maclean.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Norman Maclean's book, 'The Theory of Lyric Poetry from the Renaissance of Coleridge' was published in 1940. Not long after, 'A Manual of Instruction in Military Maps and Aerial Photographs,' which he authored along with Everett C. Olson, was also published.

He had two essays published in 1952, 'From Action to Image: Theories of the Lyric in the Eighteenth Century' and 'Episode, Scene, Speech, and Word: The Madness of Lear." Later, in 1956, he wrote another essay titled 'Personification But Not Poetry.'

He also wrote another book titled 'A River Runs Through It and Other Stories' in 1976.

Norman Maclean worked as a Professor at William Rainey Harper. He lectured about different romantic poets and the Playwright Williams Shakespeare in the Department of English.

Upon retirement in 1973, Maclean made use of the advice of his children, Jean and John (a journalist), to the stories he used to tell in writing. He became a novelist, writing partially fictionalized events about his life.

'A River Runs Through It and Other Stories' by the scholar became the first-ever fiction published by the Chicago press in 1976.

What awards did Norman Maclean win?

There are no awards known to have been won by Maclean.

Norman Maclean's Hobbies And Interests

Norman Maclean finds delight in fishing and exploring the outdoors.

Other Interesting Norman Maclean Facts And Trivia

  • His work on the Mann Gulch fire was posthumously published as 'Young Men and Fire'
  • In 1991, an undergraduate dormitory at Chicago University was named after Maclean as 'Maclean House.'
  • In 2008, the Chicago press published a compendium of his unpublished works titled 'The Norman Maclean Reader.'
  • His book, 'A Manual of Instruction in Military Maps and Aerial Photographs' is available on Amazon.
  • He celebrated his birthday on December 23ed of every year when he was alive.
  • He was a scholar, novelist, author, and professor.
  • He could not fight in World War I because he was too young.

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