Edward Edson Lee

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Birthday
2, 1884
Birthplace
Meriden, IL
Death Date
Sep 28, 1944 (60)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
2, 1884
Birthplace
Meriden, IL
Death Date
Sep 28, 1944 (60)

About

The American author of the famous Jerry Todd series of young adult novels, he is also known for his Andy Blake, Poppy Ott, and Tuffy Bean books. His work was especially popular during the 1920s and '30s.

Before Fame

In spite of his mother's early discouragement of his writing career, he rose to prominence as a commercial writer and jingle composer.

Trivia

His Jerry Todd series included sixteen novels.

Family Life

His son with wife Gladys Eveline Tuttle was the inspiration for his most popular character, Jerry Todd.

Associated With

He composed a jingle for William Howard Taft's presidential campaign: "Who has the presidential grin? It's Taft, Taft, Taft."