Richard Harding Davis

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Birthday
18, 1864
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Apr 11, 1916 (51)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
18, 1864
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Apr 11, 1916 (51)

About

Fiction writer and journalist who was the first American war correspondent to cover the Spanish-American War, the Second Boer War, and the First World War.

Before Fame

He worked as the managing editor of Harper's Weekly.

Trivia

He was credited with popularizing the clean-shaven look among men at the turn of the 20th century.

Family Life

He married Bessie McCoy in 1912.

Associated With

He was close friends with Theodore Roosevelt and helped him create the Rough Riders legend.