Nebraska Authors

Jay Fussell

AKA: Jerome J.

Born 1921-02-16 Webb City, MI (USA)

Died 1996
Lincoln, NE (USA)

As Religion Editor of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, he was a leading authority in defining religious vocabulary and terminology. He has worked as an editor or publishing director for the United Church of Christ, Philadelphia, PA, and the Conservation and Survey Division at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

Places Lived

Webb City, MO
Quapaw, OK,
Chicago, IL
Lincoln, NE
Pleasant Dale, NE

Author Of

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction


Journalism; Dictionaries


Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, 1946, University of Missouri
Master of Arts Degree, 1949, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Ph.D., 1951, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Assistant Editor of Merriam-Webster's Third International Dictionary

Places Worked

University of Nebraska Press
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Conservation and Survey Division
Merriam-Webster's Third International Dictionary


Bibliography of Nebraska Geology, 1843-1976. 1983.

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