White, William Allen
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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