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Armour, Richard Willard

David Lawrence Arnold.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Education. 1008 words.

Armour, Richard Willard (15 July 1906–28 February 1989), educator and satirist, was born in San Pedro, California, the son of Harry Willard Armour, a drugstore owner, and Sue Wheelock. He...

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Bangs, John Kendrick

Richard Bleiler.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Literature; Humour; Education. 1694 words.

Bangs, John Kendrick (27 May 1862–21 January 1922), humorist, editor, and lecturer, was born in Yonkers, New York, the son of Francis Nehemiah Bangs, a lawyer, and Frances Amelia Bull, and...

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Leacock, Stephen Butler (1869–1944), university teacher and humorist

Carl Spadoni.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Education. 1293 words.

Leacock, Stephen Butler (1869–1944), university teacher and humorist, was born on 30 December 1869 in Swanmore, near Winchester, Hampshire, the third of the eleven children of (Walter)...

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Levenson, Sam

Lillian S. Robinson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Radio; Literature; Humour; Education. 823 words.

Levenson, Sam (28 December 1911–27 August 1980), comedian, author, and educator, was born Samuel Levenson in New York City, the son of Hyman Levenson, a tailor, and Rebecca Fishelman....

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Longstreet, Augustus Baldwin

Scott Romine.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Organization and Management of Education. 1188 words.

Longstreet, Augustus Baldwin (27 September 1790–09 July 1870), author and educator, was born in Augusta, Georgia, the son of William Longstreet, an inventor and land speculator, and Hannah...

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Mathias, Thomas James (1753/4–1835), satirist and Italian scholar

Paul Baines.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Education. 2840 words.

Mathias, Thomas James (1753/4–1835), satirist and Italian scholar, was the eldest son of Vincent Mathias (c.1711–1782), sub-treasurer in the queen's household, and his wife, Marianne...

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Sellar, Walter Carruthers (1898–1951), schoolmaster and humorous writer

Henry Summerson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Education. 2081 words.

Sellar, Walter Carruthers (1898–1951), schoolmaster and humorous writer, was born at Golspie, Sutherland, on 27 December 1898, the second son of Patrick Sellar, a farmer, and his wife,...

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Twain, Mark

Louis J. Budd.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Education. 8235 words.

Twain, Mark (30 November 1835–21 April 1910), author and lecturer, was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, the son of John Marshall Clemens, a lawyer, and Jane Lampton....

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