1881 - Born on the 15th of November in Chicago, Illinois.
1899 - He graduated from the Armour Scientific Academy and attended the University of Michigan for one year.
1903 - He first worked for the Chicago Journal.
1904 - He moved to to the New York Evening Mail and began the famed column which would later be known
as "The Conning Tower".
1913 - He moved his column to the New York Tribune.
1920 - He was in the U.S. Army working on the Stars and Stripes.
1921 - He went to the New York World, writing there until that paper closed.
1931 - He returned to his old paper, renamed the "New York Herald Tribune".
1937 - He went to the New York Post.
1938 - He was a panelist on the radio quiz show Information, Please! having written a trivia book with
1941 - He ended his column in September.
1960 - He died on the 23rd of March in New York City.
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- "The true republic: men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less."
- "I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way."
- "You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance."
- "The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time."
- "When a man you like switches from what he said a year ago, or 4 years ago, he is a broad-minded person who has courage enough to change his mind with changing conditions. When a man you don't like does it, he is a liar who has broken his promises."