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William Allen White

William Allen WhiteBorn: 10-Feb-1868
Birthplace: Emporia, KS
Died: 29-Jan-1944
Location of death: Emporia, KS
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Maplewood Cemetery, Emporia, KS

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Emporia Gazette

The Sage of Emporia. White is the author of the famous editorial, "What's the Matter with Kansas?" (1896), a title later used by Thomas Frank for his important study of modern conservatism from a nearly opposite viewpoint. Another editorial, "To an Anxious Friend", won the 1923 Pulitzer. Under White's ownership the tiny Emporia Gazette became internationally known.

Wife: Sallie Lindsay (m. 27-Apr-1893, one son, one daughter)
Son: William Lindsay White (author/newspaperman, b. 1900, d. 1973)
Daughter: Mary (b. 1904, d. 1921 horse riding accident)

    University: University of Kansas, Lawrence (dropped out 1890)

    Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing 1923
    The Kansas City Star Editoral Writer (1892-95)
    The Emporia Gazette Owner (1895-)

Author of books:
The Real Issue: A Book of Kansas Stories (1896, short stories)
The Court of Boyville (1899, short stories)
Stratagems and Spoils: Stories of Love and Politics (1901, short stories)
In Our Town (1906, novel)
A Certain Rich Man (1909, novel)
The Old Order Changeth: A View of American Democracy (1910, politics)
God's Puppets (1916, short stories)
The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me (1918, novel)
In the Heart of a Fool (1918, novel)
The Editor and His People: Editorials by William Allen White Selected from the Emporia Gazette (1924, columns)
Politics: The Citizen's Business (1924, politics)
Woodrow Wilson: The Man, His Times and His Task (1924, biography)
Some Cycles of Cathay (1925, politics)
Boys: Then and Now (1926, social studies)
Calvin Coolidge: The Man Who Is President (1926, biography)
Masks in a Pageant (1928, biography)
What It's All About: Being a Reporter's Story of the Early Campaign of 1936 (1936, politics)
Forty Years on Main Street (1937, columns)
A Puritan in Babylon: The Story of Calvin Coolidge (1938, biography)
The Changing West: An Economic Theory About Our Golden Age (1939, economics)
The Autobiography of William Allen White (1946, memoir)

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