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William Maxwell Evarts Perkins

Birthplace: New York, New York County, New York, United States
Death: Died in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Clifford Perkins and Elizabeth Hoar Perkins
Husband of Louise Perkins
Brother of Frances Bruen Cox; Edward Newton Perkins; Maxwell Perkins and Louis Perkins

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About Maxwell Perkins

William Maxwell Evarts ("Max") Perkins (September 20, 1884 – June 17, 1947), was the editor for Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe. He has been described as the most famous literary editor.

Joined the publishing house Charles Scribner's Sons in 1910 as an editor. Maxwell Perkins is associated with many famous authors. Brother of Edward Perkins, husband of Kate Riggs, 3rd great granddaughter of Edward Riggs of Roxbury.

Maxwell Perkins was the grandson of U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Attorney General, and U.S. Senator William M. Evarts, the great great grandson of Declaration of Independence signer Roger Sherman, and the uncle of Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox.

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Maxwell Perkins's Timeline

September 20, 1884
New York, New York County, New York, United States
June 17, 1947
Age 62
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Connecticut, United States