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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Charles N. Billington  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT History

Born: 1948 in Evanston, Illinois

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Billington was born in Evanston and currently lives in Glenco.

Biographical and Professional Information

Charles N. Billington is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years of experience in mental health. After graduating from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota he received his Master's Degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago. He has worked as an administrator, psychotherapist, and consultant, most recently specializing in work with the elderly.A three-sport athlete in high school who played baseball at the collegiate level, he combined his background in sports and his interest in history with his work with senior citizens to write about Wrigley Field's last World Series, World War II–era baseball, and the 1945 Cubs. The fascinating recollections of two elderly baseball players who came to Mr. Billington for assistance and became the inspiration for Wrigley Field's Last World Series.Charles grew up in the Chicago area and lives in the northern suburbs with his wife of 25 years and two children. His hobbies include boating, playing the piano, and playing outfield in the Chicago North Men's Senior Baseball League.


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Awards

-- Charles was honored at the 2005 Illinois Authors Book Fair sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois.