Birth: He was born in Salinas, California on the 27th of February in 1902 to John Ernst Steinbeck II and Olive Hamilton Steinbeck.
Education: He studied at Stanford University from 1919.
Marriage: He got married to Carol Henning on the 14th of January in 1930, but he was divorced
from her. He got married to Gwyndolyn Conger on the 29th of March in 1943, but he was divorced from her; they had two children: Thom and John. He got married to Elaine Scott on the 28th of December in 1950.