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David Graham Phillips

David Graham PhillipsAKA David Graham Phillips, Jr.

Born: 31-Oct-1867
Birthplace: Madison, IN
Died: 24-Jan-1911
Location of death: New York City [1]
Cause of death: Murder
Remains: Buried, Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Journalist, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise

Shot by a disgruntled reader, who felt parts of Phillips' 1909 novel The Fashionable Adventures of Joshua Craig were personal attacks against his family. The gunman immediately committed suicide and Phillips died the next day. His best known novel is Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise, and he is also known for a series of muckracking articles, The Treason of the Senate, in the 1906 Cosmopolitan magazine.


[1] Bellevue Hospital, New York City.

Father: David Graham Phillips, Sr. (politician)
Mother: Margaret Lee
Sister: Carolyn (older)
Brother: Harrison C.

    University: DePauw University
    University: Princeton University (1887)

    The New York World Editorial Writer
    Shot Gramercy Park, New York City (23-Jan-1911)

Author of books:
The Great God Success (1901, novel, pseudonym John Graham)
The Plum Tree (1905, novel)
Light Fingered Gentry (1907, novel)
The Second Generation (1907, novel)
Old Wives for New (1908, novel)
The Hungry Heart (1909, novel)
The Fashionable Adventures of Joshua Craig (1909, novel)
The Conflict (1911, novel)
The Price She Paid (1912, novel)
Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise (1917, novel)


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