For the Love of Reading: From the Library of Eugene M. Pharo

[Thanks to a great lead provided by B P Camden and research done by Alison Warner we now know a lot more about Eugene Pharo!  See the comments below.]

Bookplate of Eugene M. Pharo.  Do you know anything about this bookplate or Pharo?  If yes, please comment!

Call Number: PolC9 P9589 Eg920t

3 thoughts on “For the Love of Reading: From the Library of Eugene M. Pharo

  1. Eugene Morris Pharo (1893-1945) son of Allen Ridgway Pharo and Anna Leeds Ogborn Pharo was a newspaper journalist, writer and captain in the U.S. Army. He attended Westtown Prep School in Westchester Pa. and was a graduate of Haverford College (1915) where he wrote for the Haverfordian.

    In 1917 he married Mary Reed Macpherson, with whom he had 4 daughters and a son, residing for a time in Moorestown, NJ. After graduating from Haverford he wrote for a Philadelphia paper (unidentified) and was later a reporter for the Atlantic City Review. During the 1920s he wrote for American serial publications “Everybody’s magazine” “The Smart Set” and “American Mercury” (founded by H.L. Mencken). Pharo eventually became the city editor of the Washington Post. He died Mar. 2, 1945 in Valley Forge Military Hospital after contracting an illness during his years serving in the AMG (Allied Military Government) in London.

    Cf. The biographical catalog of the matriculates of Haverford College, together with lists of the members of the college faculty and the managers, officers and recipients of honorary degrees, 1833-1922.

    NYT Obituary:

    Search for “Eugene Pharo” in Burlington County Library System Newspaper Notices Index.

  2. Eugene Morris Pharo is my husbands great-grandfather. We have lots of family information including a memoir written by his daughter.

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