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Shirley jackson was born in san francisco in 1916 to leslie and geraldine jackson biography of shirley jackson and though she may not be as critically acclaimed today as other american authors of the twentieth century. Shirley a jackson birth: august 5, 1946 place: washington, dc she was elected to the american physical society and selected a ciba-geigy exceptional black scientist in 1985, governor thomas kean appointed her to the new jersey commission on science and technology.
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