Miriam Michelson (1870-1942) was an American journalist and writer.


Miriam Michelson was born in the mining town of Calaveras, California, in 1870. She was the seventh of eight children of Samuel and Rosalie (née Przylubska) Michelson, who immigrated to the United States from Poland in 1855.[1] Her oldest brother, physicist Albert A. Michelson,[2] was the first American citizen to win a Nobel Prize for science; and the youngest, journalist Charles Michelson, became a close assistant to Franklin D. Roosevelt.[3] She worked as a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle[4] and later, in Philadelphia, for the North American.[5]


  • (1904). In the Bishop's Carriage, Bobbs Merrill Company.
  • (1904). The Madigans, The Century Co.
  • (1905). Yellow Journalist, D. Appleton and Company.
  • (1906). Anthony Overman, Doubleday, Page & Company.
  • (1909). Michael Thwaites's Wife, Doubleday, Page & Company.
  • (1910). The Awakening of Zojas, Doubleday, Page & Company.
  • (1934). The Wonderlode of Silver and Gold, The Stratford Company.

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  1. ^ Rockwell Dennis Hunt & Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez, California and Californians, Volume 5, Lewis Publishing Company, 1926, p. 83.
  2. ^ Robert A. Millikan, Biographical Memoirs of the US National Academy of Sciences (National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC), 1938, Vol. XIX.
  3. ^ Pamela Matz, "Miriam Michelson", Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia, 1 March 2009.
  4. ^ Dorothy Michelson Livingston, The Master of Light: A Biography of Albert A. Michelson, The University of Chicago Press, 1973.
  5. ^ "Chronicle and Comment: Miss Miriam Michelson," The Bookman, May 1904.

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