Franklin Pierce Adams
Franklin Pierce Adams

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Name: Franklin Pierce Adams
Real Name: Franklin P. Adams
Occupation: Newspaper Columnists
Gender: Male
Birth Day: November 15, 1881
Death Date: March 23, 1960
Age: Aged 139
Birth Place: Chicago, United States
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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Franklin Pierce Adams

Franklin Pierce Adams was born on November 15, 1881 in Chicago, United States (139 years old). Franklin Pierce Adams is a Newspaper Columnists, zodiac sign: Sagittarius. Find out Franklin Pierce Adamsnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

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Adams was born Franklin Leopold Adams to Moses and Clara Schlossberg Adams in Chicago on November 15, 1881. He changed his middle name to "Pierce" when he had a Jewish confirmation ceremony at age 13. Adams graduated from the Armour Scientific Academy (now Illinois Institute of Technology) in 1899, attended the University of Michigan for one year and worked in insurance for three years.


Signing on with the Chicago Journal in 1903, he wrote a sports column and then a humor column, "A Little about Everything." The following year he moved to the New York Evening Mail, where he worked from 1904 to 1913 and began his column, then called "Always in Good Humor," which used reader contributions.


During his time on the Evening Mail, Adams wrote what remains his best known work, the poem "Baseball's Sad Lexicon," a tribute to the Chicago Cubs double play combination of "Tinker to Evers to Chance." In 1911, he added a second column, a parody of Samuel Pepys's Diary, with notes drawn from F.P.A.'s personal experiences. In 1914, he moved his column to the New-York Tribune, where it was famously retitled The Conning Tower and was considered to be "the pinnacle of verbal wit."


During World War I, Adams was in the U.S. Army, serving in military intelligence and also writing a column, "The Listening Post," for Stars and Stripes editor Harold Ross. After the war, the so-called "comma-hunter of Park Row" (for his knowledge of the language) returned to New York and the Tribune. He moved to the New York World in 1922, and his column appeared there until the paper merged with the inferior New York Telegram in 1931. He returned to his old paper, by then called the New York Herald Tribune, until 1937, and finally moved to the New York Post, where he ended his column in September 1941.


His books include In Cupid's Court (1902), Tobogganning on Parnassus (1911), In Other Words (1912), Something Else Again (a 1920 poetry book), and Answer This One (a 1927 trivia book with Harry Hansen). The two-volume The Diary of Our Own Samuel Pepys, collected from his newspaper columns, was published in 1935 by Simon and Schuster. The Melancholy Lute (1936) featured Adams' selections from three decades of his work.


Adams is credited with coining the term "aptronym" for last names that fit a person's career or job title, although it was later refined to "aptonym" by Frank Nuessel in 1992.

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