20th century American journalist and author


28 Oct 1903, in Connecticut


9 Apr 1995, in New York


The Freeman, Editor, 2 October 1950-9 February 1953


A Reviewer Remembered: John Chamberlain 1903-1995, by Edmund A. Opitz, The Freeman, Jun 1995
"John Chamberlain lived with the printed word most of his life. He was a reader from his earliest years and during his four years at Yale acquired a command of Western Civilization's literary treasures. John's fine literary sense developed early, along with a superb style."
Memoirs of a Simple Honorable Man, by Charles H. Hamilton, The Freeman, Nov 1992
"John Chamberlain has read a remarkable number of books in 89 years; one suspects he was born reading a book (on October 28, 1903). By one count he has published over 20,000 essays and reviews. ... in addition to The Freeman, John had a widely featured three-times-a week syndicated column from 1960 until 1990."
The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder, One of America’s First Libertarians, by David Boaz, Time, 9 May 2015
Focuses on Rose Wilder Lane's life and relates the influence of her mother, Laura Ingalls Wilder, as well as Wilder Lane's influence on Roger MacBride
"John Chamberlain, a prominent liberal journalist in the 1930s, recalled the impact those books had on him and other readers at the time: 'If it had been left to pusillanimous males probably nothing much would have happened. ... Indeed, it was three women — Paterson, Rose Wilder Lane, and Ayn Rand — who, with scornful side glances at the male business community, had decided to rekindle a faith in an older American philosophy. There wasn't an economist among them. And none of them was a Ph.D.'"