Individual Author Record
Name: Franklin Pierce AdamsPen Name: F.P.A. Genre: N/A Born: November 15, 1881 in Chicago, Illinois Died: March 23, 1960 in New York City, New York
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Illinois ConnectionAdams was born in Chicago, Illinois and lived there until 1904.
Biographical and Professional InformationFranklin 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."''
- Tobogganning on Parnassus, Doubleday & Co , 1911
- Answer This One: Questions for Everybody, Edward J. Clode, 1927
- The Melancholy Lute, Dover Publications, 1936