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White, William Allen

Born: 1868 AD
Died: 1944 AD
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.