MCGOVERN, William Montgomery. New York 28.12.1897 — Evanston Ill. 12.12.1964. U.S.Anthropologist and Journalist. Professor in Evanston. Son of Janet Blair (née Montgomery) and Felix Daniel McGovern. Grew up in Japan, then studied at Sorbonne and Berlin. D.Phil. 1922 Oxford (Christ Church). Taught Chinese at S.O.A.S. From c. 1927 Assistant Curator of Anthropology in Field Museum, Chicago. Clandestine visit to Tibet, another to Peru and Amazonas. From 1937 correspondent of Chicago Times in Tokyo, visited Manchukuo. In 1941-45 served as journalist in U.S. Naval Reserve in Pacific and Germany. From c. 1929 until death Professor of Far Eastern Studies at Northwestern University. Married 193? Margaret Montgomery (his second cousin), three daughters and a son. Died after long illness
Publications: To Lhasa in Disguise. 193?.
– An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism. 146 p.