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Indiana authors and their books 1917-1966.
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AIKMAN, DUNCAN: 1889-1955.

Duncan Aikman was born in Terre Haute, Ind., in 1889. He graduated from Yale University. He married Ionelle Davidson and they had two daughters and one son. Aikman started newspaper work with the SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN ( Ill. ) and also worked for several other newspapers including the NEW YORK WORLD, the EL PASO TIMES, and the BALTIMORE SUN. At one time he was national affairs editor of the New York newspaper PM. In addition to writing articles for magazines which dealt largely with Latin American affairs, he was a frequent contributor to the AMERICAN MERCURY under the editorship of H. L. Mencken. He was a book reviewer and wrote limericks and verse. At the time of his death in Chevy Chase, Md., on Dec. 14, 1955, Aikman had been a Washington correspondent for various newspapers since the 1930S.

Information from THE NATION, Dec. 31, 1955, and NEw YORK TIMES, Dec. 15, 1955.

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