White, William Allen

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Born: Feb 10, 1868 AD
Died: 1944 AD, at 75 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Businessmen, Journalist, Writers


1868 - Born on February 10th in Emporia, Kansas. Known as The Sage of Emporia. White is the author of the famous editorial, "What's the Matter with Kansas?".

1892 - The editorial writer of The Kansas City Star.

1893 - Married to Sallie Lindsay on April 27th.

1895 - Owner of The Emporia Gazette. Under White's ownership the tiny Emporia Gazette became internationally known.

1896 - Wrote "What's the Matter with Kansas?", a title later used by Thomas Frank for his important study of modern conservatism from a nearly opposite viewpoint.

1923 - Wrote another editorial, "To an Anxious Friend", won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing.

1924 - Wrote The Editor and His People.

1937 - Wrote Forty Years on Main Street.

1944 - Died on January 29th in Emporia, Kansas.

1946 - His autobiography, "The Autobiography of William Allen White" won the Pulitzer Prize for biography.
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