Edward Stratemeyer

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Birthday
4, 1862
Birthplace
Elizabeth, NJ
Death Date
May 10, 1930 (67)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
4, 1862
Birthplace
Elizabeth, NJ
Death Date
May 10, 1930 (67)

About

An American author and publisher, he is best known for his works of children's fiction. He created such popular young adult series as The Rover Boys, Tom Swift, The Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew.

Before Fame

He founded the Stratemeyer Syndicate in 1906. The organization allowed for the rapid writing and publishing of numerous juvenile serial books.

Trivia

He sold more than 500 million copies of his 1,300-plus books.

Family Life

He grew up in New Jersey and later married Magdalene Van Camp.

Associated With

He and Arthur Scott Bailey both wrote children's books.