Franklin Pierce Adams
Born: November 15, 1881 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: March 23, 1960 in New York City, New York Pen Name: F.P.A. Connection to Illinois: Adams was born in Chicago, Illinois and lived there until 1904. Biography: 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.'''