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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Franklin Pierce Adams  

Pen Name: F.P.A.

Genre: N/A

Born: November 15, 1881 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: March 23, 1960 in New York City, New York

-- Franklin Pierce Adams on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Adams was born in Chicago, Illinois and lived there until 1904.

Biographical and Professional Information

Franklin Pierce Adams was a columnist, most well known by his initials F.P.A., and also for his wit, his newspaper column, "The Conning Tower", and his appearances as a regular panelist on radio's ''Information Please''. He was a member of the Algonquin Round Table of the 1920s and 1930s. He signed on with the Chicago Journal in 1903 where he wrote a weather column and then a humor column, "A Little about Everything". '''Famous Quotes:''"I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way."''"To err is human; to forgive, infrequent."''''"Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody."''

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Tobogganning on Parnassus
ISBN: B000NPQ290

Doubleday, Page & Co.. 1911

Poems by a well known comic author of the period. Cover has art deco Mask of Comedy.

Answer This One : Questions for Everyone

Clode. 1927

The melancholy lute : selected songs of thirty years ...
ISBN: 0486201082

The Viking press. 1936