George Ade

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Birthday
9, 1866
Birthplace
Kentland, IN
Death Date
May 16, 1944 (78)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
9, 1866
Birthplace
Kentland, IN
Death Date
May 16, 1944 (78)

About

American writer, playwright, and humorist whose best-known works include The College Widow, The Fair Co-ed, and Fables in Slang. He made heavy use of satire and irony and was also known for creatively breaking the rules of capitalization.

Before Fame

He attended Purdue University, where he wrote for the Lafayette Call and met his lifelong friend, cartoonist John T. McCutcheon. He and McCutcheon went on to collaborate on a Chicago Morning News column called 'Stories of the Streets and of the Town.'

Trivia

His literary idol was the acclaimed author, Mark Twain.

Family Life

He and his six siblings were raised in Indiana. He died in his home state at the age of seventy-eight.

Associated With

While attending college, he became a Sigma Chi fraternity brother, as did Hank Stram.