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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 Editor and His People (1924, columns)
Forty Years on Main Street (1937)

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