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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Henry Justin Smith  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction History Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1875 in Chicago, Illinois

-- Henry Justin Smith on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Henry Smith was a life long resident of Illinois. He attended the Morgan Park Military Academy and the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Henry Smith became a reporter for the Chicago Daily News in 1899. He advanced as the city editor from 1901-1906, the assistant managing editor from 1906-1913, and the news editor from 1913-1924. He left the Chicago Daily News from 1924-1926, serving as assistant to the president of the University of Chicago. In 1926 he returned as managing editor. He kept this post until his death from pneumonia on February 9, 1936. "In addition to his career as a newspaper man, Smith was also a historian and an author of fiction.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

The other side of the wall
ISBN: 1172667446

Nabu Press. 2010

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Deadlines Being the Quaint the Amusing the Tragic Memoirs of a News-Room

Covici-McGee. 1923

Chicago; The History of Its Reputation.
ISBN: B000J535B2

Harcourt, Brace and Company. 1929

Classic rendition of Chicago's history, good and bad., this book contains many details of segregated prostitution in Chicago in the early 20th century. this history is by two of Chicago's most noted newspaper men who presumably researched their material. 518 pages

Chicago's Great Century 1883-1993

Consolidated Publishers, Inc.. 1933

It's the Way It's Written Writing Versus Everything Else Genius on Newspaper Row

Sterling North of Chicago. 1934