Adams, Franklin P. (Franklin Pierce), 1881-1960

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Birth 1881-11-15
Death 1960-03-23

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Franklin Pierce Adams was a journalist and writer. Born in Chicago, he decided to become a writer and moved to New York, where he wrote for various newspapers. His signature column was The Conning Tower, an enormously popular compilation of satire, light verse, literary criticism, politics, and social commentary, all made accessible by Adams' unpretentious wit. His friends in the New York literary circle also contributed to his column, including Dorothy Parker, Sinclair Lewis, Edna Ferber, and Groucho Marx. In addition to writing almost daily columns for thirty years, he also published several monographs, many collections of verse, and co-wrote lyrics for the Broadway musical, Lo.

From the description of Franklin P. Adams letter to Mr. Stone, [1919] March 27. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 63147323

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