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Bill Bryson, Sr.

Posted: 6 Jan 2008 7:18AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Bryson,McGuire
Bill Bryson, Sr.


William McGuire Bryson (March 3, 1915-January 1986) was a sports journalist for the Des Moines Register,IOWA for 50 years. He married Mary and had three children Michael, William McGuire Jr. and a daughter, Mary Elizabeth. He published a book with son Michael called The Babe Didn't Point: And Other Stories About Iowans and Sports. His son Bill Bryson (Jr.) is a popular journalist and writer of travel books, who now lives in England.

According to Bryson Jr.'s book, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, Bryson Sr. was a baseball writer of some renown with an unadventurous diet and an obsession with economizing.

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