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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bergen Evans  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1904 in Franklin, Ohio

-- Bergen Evans on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Evans joined the faculty of Northwestern University as in the department of English in 1932 and taught there until 1974.

Biographical and Professional Information

In addition to his career as an English scholar, Evans was an author and was involved with many television and radio programs. Although he did not appear on the program, beginning in 1955 Evans prepared questions used on the television game show “The $64,000 Question.” In 1959 the producers of the show were accused of coaching contestants, including giving them the questions in advance. Illinois State Representative Peter F. Mack, Jr. accused Evans of having been a part of the scandal and called for his resignation from Northwestern. Evans emerged from the scandal unscathed, having received the full support of his students and Northwestern president

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