Powers, J.F.

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Powers, J.F. Gender: M
James Farl Powers
born on 8 July 1917 at 17:30 (= 5:30 PM )
Place Jacksonville, Illinois, 39n44, 90w14
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 16°11' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 12°37 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 18°56'

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J.F. Powers
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American novelist and short-story writer who often drew his inspiration from developments in the Catholic Church, and was known for his studies of Catholic priests in the Midwest. Although not a priest himself, he is known for having captured a "clerical idiom" in postwar North America.

He died in Collegeville, Minnesota on 12 June 1999.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Steinbrecher collection: Gauquelin Book of American Charts

Sy Scholfield quotes him in a letter to Harvey Egan, July, 1959: "Assuming you read this on July 8, it might interest you to know that I was born on that day, 1917, around five o'clock in the afternoon—in time for cocktails." ("Happy Birthday J.F. Powers," A Different Stripe: Notes from NYRB Classics, 9 July 2013 [1]).


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novels, short stories)
  • Vocation : Writers : Humor (Satirist)