The Decker Press - Chronology


Last updated 6 January 1997

Signature of James A. Decker

1917

James Decker born in Prairie City

1937

"The Press of James A. Decker" founded by James A. Decker
Publishes The Ship of Gold by Warren L. Van Dine

1938

1939

1940

James Decker marries

1941

1942

1943

James Decker in the Army

1944

James Decker in the Army

1945

James Decker in the Army
November/December, James Decker returns from the Army

1946

May, James Decker sells the Press to Harry M. Denman. James and Dorothy Decker employed by Harry M. Denman

1947

August 16, James and Dorothy Decker "...resigned all connection..." with the Press
October 4, Ervin Tax writes to all Decker authors promising a "definitive report" within "no more than two weeks"

1948

1949

1950

May 10, Ervin H. Tax killed and Dorothy Decker killed herself
July 31, Lyle W. Robbins appointed Administrator of the Estate
August 11, Letter sent out to authors from Administrator of the Estate
October, Article by Will Wharton appears in Poetry clarifying the situation of the Press



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