Post, Louis F. (Louis Freeland), 1849-1928

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Journalist, lawyer, and public official.

From the description of Louis Freeland Post papers, 1864-1940 (bulk 1900-1922). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71062290

Biographical Note

  • 1849, Nov. 15: Born, Sussex County, N.J.
  • 1864 - 1865 : Printer’s apprentice, Hackettstown (N.J.) Gazette
  • 1866: Worked on the Brooklyn Union
  • 1867: Entered New York, N.Y., law office of Thomas, Glassey & Blake
  • 1870: Admitted to the bar
  • 1870 - 1871 : Clerk to David T. Corbin, U.S. attorney, Charleston, S.C.
  • 1871: Took stenographic records at Ku Klux Klan trials in South Carolina
  • 1871: Married Anna Johnson (died 1891)
  • 1874 - 1875 : Assistant U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York
  • 1875: Formed law partnership of Lockwood & Post
  • 1880 - 1882 : Editorial writer, New York Truth
  • 1886: Editor, New York Leader
  • 1886 - 1892 : Served successively as editorial writer, news editor, and editor of the New York Standard (weekly paper of the single-tax movement)
  • 1892 - 1895 : Lectured widely on the single tax
  • 1893: Married Alice Thacher (died 1947)
  • 1896 - 1898 : Editorial writer, Cleveland Recorder
  • 1898 - 1913 : With his wife established and edited Chicago Public
  • 1903: Published Ethics of Democracy. New York: Moody Publishing Co.
  • 1904: Published The Prophet of San Francisco. Chicago: L. S. Dickey
  • 1906: Published Ethical Principles of Marriage and Divorce. Chicago: Public Publishing Co.
  • 1906 - 1909 : Appointed to Chicago, Ill., school board
  • 1913 - 1920 : Served as assistant secretary of labor
  • 1920: Attempt to have him impeached as assistant secretary of labor failed
  • 1923: Published The Deportations Delirium of Nineteen-Twenty. Chicago: C. H. Kerr
  • 1926: Published What Is the Single Tax? New York: Vanguard Press
  • 1927: Published The Basic Facts of Economics. Washington, D.C.: [Columbian Print. Co.]
  • 1928, Jan. 10: Died, Washington, D.C.
  • 1930: Posthumous publication of The Prophet of San Francisco. New York: Vanguard Press

From the guide to the Louis F. Post Papers, 1864-1940, (bulk 1900-1922), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Labadie, Jo, 1850-1933. Jo Labadie papers, 1880-1931. University of Michigan
referencedIn Flower, B. O. (Benjamin Orange), 1858-1918. Letter 1915, March 18, New York City [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Bemjamin Orange Flower. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Papers, 1869-1945 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Peabody, George Foster, 1852-1938. Papers of George Foster Peabody, 1894-1937. Library of Congress
referencedIn Brand Whitlock Papers, circa 1890-1934 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company. Reader reports on manuscripts submitted for publication. 1882-1931. Houghton Library
referencedIn Law School (University of Michigan) law lectures, 1881-1919 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Kent, William, 1864-1928. William Kent family papers, 1768-1961. Yale University Library
creatorOf Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944. Papers of C. E. S. Wood, 1829-1980 (bulk 1870-1940). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Catharine Waugh McCullouch papers in the Mary Earhart Dillon collection, 1869-1945 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Christian Socialist Fellowship. Letter 1917, May 26, Chicago, Ill. [to] Mr. Edwin Markham, Staten Island, N.Y. / Kathryn Spiers. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Robert Grant papers, 1809-1940. Houghton Library
creatorOf Clarke, Samuel B. Papers of Samuel B. Clarke, 1916. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Whitlock, Brand, 1869-1934. Brand Whitlock papers, circa 1890-1934. Library of Congress
referencedIn William Kent family papers, 1768–1961 Yale University Library
referencedIn Henry George papers, ca. 1840-1950 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Post, Louis F. (Louis Freeland), 1849-1928. Louis Freeland Post papers, 1864-1940 (bulk 1900-1922). Library of Congress
referencedIn Theodore Roosevelt Collection: Books, pamphlets, periodicals, 18-- - <ongoing> Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Post, Louis F. (Louis Freeland), 1849-1928. The deportations delirium of nineteen-twenty : manuscript, [ca. 1921-1922]. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf George, Henry, 1839-1897. Henry George papers, ca. 1840-1950. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Post, Louis F. (Louis Freeland), 1849-1928. The deportations delirium of nineteen-twenty : manuscript, [ca. 1921-1922] Texas Christian University
referencedIn William Kent family papers, 1768-1961 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Letters sent to Walter Hines Page from various correspondents, English period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library
creatorOf Louis F. Post Papers, 1864-1940, (bulk 1900-1922) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Harry Weinberger papers, 1915-1944 Yale University Library
referencedIn John Reed papers, 1903-1967. Houghton Library
referencedIn George Foster Peabody Papers, 1894-1937 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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correspondedWith Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925 person
associatedWith Catharine Gouger (Waugh) McCullouch, 1862-1945 person
associatedWith Christian Socialist Fellowship. corporateBody
associatedWith Clarke, Samuel B. person
associatedWith Flower, B. O. (Benjamin Orange), 1858-1918. person
associatedWith George, Henry, 1839-1897. person
correspondedWith Grant, Robert, 1852-1940 person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Kent, William, 1864-1928. person
associatedWith Ku Klux Klan (19th cent.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ku Klux Klan (19th cent.) corporateBody
associatedWith Labadie, Jo, 1850-1933. person
associatedWith McCulloch, Catharine Waugh, b. 1862. person
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918 person
associatedWith Peabody, George Foster, 1852-1938. person
associatedWith Post, Alice Thacher, 1853-1947 person
correspondedWith Reed, John, 1887-1920 person
associatedWith United States. Department of Labor. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of Labor. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Chicago. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Chicago. Library. Special Collections Research Center. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Law School. corporateBody
associatedWith Weinberger, Harry, 1888- person
correspondedWith Whitlock, Brand, 1869-1934. person
associatedWith Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944. person
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Birth 1849-11-15

Death 1928-01-11

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