William Allen White

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Birthday
10, 1868
Birthplace
Emporia, KS
Death Date
Jan 29, 1944 (75)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
10, 1868
Birthplace
Emporia, KS
Death Date
Jan 29, 1944 (75)

About

American newspaper editor and leader of the Progressive movement who was a spokesman for middle America during the beginning of the 20th century. He won a 1923 Pulitzer Prize for his editorial "To an Anxious Friend," about the Great Railroad Strike of 1922.

Before Fame

In 1892 he started work at The Kansas City Star as an editorial writer.

Trivia

He helped form the Kansas Republican League in 1912 to oppose railroads and he was a reporter at the Versailles Conference in 1919.

Family Life

He had two children with his wife Sallie Lindsay, who he married in 1893.

Associated With

He helped Theodore Roosevelt form the Progressive Bull-Moose Party in 1912.