O'Neill, John J.

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O'Neill, John J. Gender: M
born on 21 June 1889 at 20:15 (= 8:15 PM )
Place New York NY, USA, 40n42, 74w00
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 00°46' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 21°11 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 12°49'


American writer and journalist, a reporter in 1907. In 1923, he became the Science Editor of the New York Tribune, a position that he held until his death in 1953. O'Neill won the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism in 1937. His books include "Enter Atomic Energy," 1940 and "Prodigal Genius: The Life of Nikola Tesla," 1944.

In April 1946 O’Neill’s article, "My Attitude Toward Astrology" was first published in Dell Horoscope magazine. It was reprinted in the same magazine in February 1960, after his death, and again in June 1976. In it he describes astrology in its ancient origin as "the study of the relationship of man to the totality of his environment." He saw astrology as "the omnibus science from which all other sciences have developed and which will continue to give birth to new sciences in the future." He encouraged astrologers to study the accuracy of their predictions from a scientific perspective, and to continue to validate or invalidate their theories. He saw no problem with "believing in undefined forces from beyond earth exerting influences on members of the human race." He closed his article with the statement, "I feel there is a need in astrology for more constructive imagination, wider horizons, more vision, more research and more faith in the future than in the past."

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Job 1923 (Science editor)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 1953 (Age 63 or 64)
  • Work : Prize 1937 (Pulitzer Prize for Journalism)

Source Notes

Tobey quotes him in Dell, 3/1960


  • Vocation : Miscellaneous : Crafts (Professional doll maker/creator)
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (Science editor)
  • Notable : Awards : Pulitzer prize (Journalism)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book
  • Vocation : Writers : Biographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (30 years as science editor)