Evans, John Wainwright (1883– )
Journalist and author who published various articles on
parapsychological subjects. He was born October 13, 1883, in
Alpena, Michigan. He studied at Princeton University (B.A.,
1907), afterward becoming a reporter on the New York Herald
(1908–10) and the St. Louis Globe-Democrat (1910). He then became
an instructor in English at the University of Arkansas
(1911–15), an assistant professor of journalism at the University
of Kansas (1915–17), and a staff writer for Nation’s Business
(1917–19). In 1921 he became a freelance writer, the occupation
he held for the rest of his life. Besides several books, including
two written with Judge Ben B. Lindsey, The Revolt of
Modern Youth (1925) and The Companionate Marriage (1928), he
turned out numerous articles on occult subjects over the years
for the American Weekly.
Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology • 5th Ed. Evans, John Wainwright
Evans, John W. ‘‘Conan Doyle Still Lives.’’ American Weekly,
November 2, 1952.
———. ‘‘Haunted by the Ghost of Bernard Shaw.’’ American
Weekly, June 7, 1953.
———. ‘‘Patrice Munsel’s Neon Ghost.’’ American Weekly,
November 8, 1953.
———. ‘‘The Phantom Model.’’ American Weekly, April 4,
———. ‘‘When the Clocks Stood Still.’’ American Weekly,
June 13, 1954.

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