Salinger's youth and war experiences influenced his writings.
through four different schools for education. He then went to World War II. After the.
war, he had a lot to say, so he wrote down his thoughts. And, he sure had some things to.
Jerome David Salinger came into this world on January 1, 1919. J.D. was short.
for Jerome David. Jerome David went by J.D. when he was young and he never let go of.
the name as he got older. J.D. was born in New York City, New York (Ryan 2581).
J.D. Salinger's parents were Sol and Miriam Salinger (Ryan 2581). His father, Sol.
Salinger, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and is said to have been the son of a rabbi. .
However, Sol drifted far from orthodox Judaism to become an importer of hams.
Sol married a Scotch-Irish lady (French 21). The lady's name was Marie Jillich. .
She changed her name to Miriam to fit into her husband's family (French 21).
Jerome David had a roller coaster marriage record. He was allegedly married to a.
French physician in 1945 and divorced her in 1947 (Ryan 2581). But other sources say.
that Salinger has never admitted this marriage and the records of the Florida Bureau of.
Vital Statistics fail to indicate that a divorce was granted in that state in 1947 to Jerome.
David Salinger (French 26).
He then married Claire Douglas on February 17, 1955. Claire Douglas was a.
Radcliff graduate born in England. In 1955, the two of them settled down in Cornish,.
New Hampshire, where they raised two children (Unger 552). J.D. divorced Claire.
Douglas in October 1967 in Newport, New Hampshire (Ryan 2581).
In 1932, the time J.D. should have begun high school, he was transferred to a.
private institution, Manhattan's McBurney School. There, J.D. told the interviewer that he.
was interested in dramatics; but J.D. reportedly flunked out within a year (French 22).
In September 1934, his father enrolled him at Valley Forge Military Academy in.
Pennsylvania (French 22). In 1935, while attending Valley Forge, J.