Ed Cray is a longtime freelance writer who has been published in many of the country's leading newspapers, including the
Los Angeles Times
, The New York Times
and The Washington Post
. Cray is the author of 18 published books, including General of the Army
, a biography of George C. Marshall; Chief Justice
, a biography of Earl Warren; and most recently Ramblin' Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie
. He has organized an international Consortium for the Study of Biography.
Cray joined the School of Journalism faculty as an adjunct instructor in 1976. He is now a tenured professor. He earned a B.S. degree in anthropology from UCLA in 1957, then spent 18 months as a graduate student studying anthropology, folklore and ethnomusicology.
He lives in Santa Monica. He has three adult children.