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Birthday
23, 1853
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Nov 1, 1922 (69)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
23, 1853
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Nov 1, 1922 (69)

About

An American lawyer and postbellum writer, he is known for his nostalgic, Old South-themed works. His novels include Two Little Confederates, In Ole Virginia, Red Rock, and The Old South.

Before Fame

He taught children in order to finance his college education at Washington and Lee University. He later received his law degree from the University of Virginia.

Trivia

He served as the U.S. Ambassador to Italy during the administration of President Woodrow Wilson.

Family Life

Born on his family's plantation in Hanover County, Virginia, he traced his roots back to the first English settlement at Jamestown. In 1886, he married Anne Seddon Bruce.

Associated With

He studied at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia during the time when Robert E. Lee was serving as president of the university.