Edgar Rice Burroughs Biography (1875-1950)

Born September 1, 1875, in Chicago, IL; died of a heart attack, March 19, 1950, in Encino, CA; son of George Tyler (a distiller and battery manufacturer)and Mary Evaline (maiden name, Zeiger) Burroughs; married Emma Centennia Hulbert, January 1, 1900 (divorced 1934); married Florence Dearholt, 1935 (divorced 1942); children: Joan, Hulbert, John Coleman. Career: Writer and producer. Writer, 1912-50; Founder of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (a publishinghouse), Burroughs-Tarzan Enterprises, and Burroughs-Tarzan Pictures. MichiganMilitary Academy, Orchard Lake, MI, instructor and assistant commandant, 1895-96; stationary store owner, Pocatello, ID, 1898; American Battery Company,associate, 1899-1903; Sweetser-Burroughs Mining Company, associate, Idaho, ID, 1903-4; Oregon Short Line Railroad Company, Salt Lake City, UT, railroad policeman, 1904; Sears, Roebuck and Company, Chicago, IL, stenographic department manager, 1906-8; Burroughs and Dentzer (advertising agency), Chicago, IL,partner, 1908-9; Physicians Co-Operative Association, Chicago, IL, office manager, 1909; State-Burroughs Company (sales firm), Chicago, IL, partner, 1910-11; System Service Bureau, Chicago, IL, manager, 1912-13; Malibu Beach, CA, mayor, 1933; United Press war correspondent in the Pacific during Second WorldWar. Military service: United States Calvary, 1896-97.

Writer, Producer
Birth Details
September 1, 1875
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Death Details
March 19, 1950
Encino, California, United States

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