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Bangs, John Kendrick

Born: 1862 AD
Died: 1922 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Satirists

1862 – Born on the 27th of May in Yonkers, New York City.

1880-1883 – Went to Columbia University where he became editor of Columbia’s literary magazine and contributed short anonymous pieces to humor magazines.

1883-1884 – After graduation in 1883, Bangs entered Columbia Law School but left in 1884 to become Associate Editor of Life under Edward S. Martin.

        – Contributed many articles and poems to the magazine between 1884 and 1888. During this period, Bangs published his first books.

1888 – Bangs left Life to work at Harper’s Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar and Harper’s Young People.

1889-1901 – Bangs held the title of Editor of the Departments of Humor for all three Harper’s magazines. Served as active editor of Harper’s Weekly.

     – Served for a short time (January-June, 1889) as the first editor of Munsey’s Magazine and became editor of the American edition of the Harper-owned Literature from January to November, 1899.

1901-1903 – He left Harper & Brothers in 1901 and became editor of the New Metropolitan magazine in 1903.

1904 – He was appointed editor of Puck, perhaps the foremost American humor magazine of its day.

         – In this period, he revived his earlier interest in drama. Agnes Hyde Bangs.

         – His wife with whom he had three sons, died in 1903.

1922 – John Kendrick Bangs died on 21st of January at age of fifty-nine.