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Ameringer, Oscar

Paul Buhle.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Political Theory; Journalism. 656 words.

Ameringer, Oscar (04 August 1870–05 November 1943), humorist and socialist editor, was born in a Swabian village in Germany, the son of August Ameringer, a cabinetmaker. His mother’s maiden...

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Amhurst, Nicholas

Michael Erben.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Political Theory. 1418 words.

Amhurst, Nicholas (1697–1742), satirist and political writer, was born on 16 October 1697 at Marden, Kent, the first son of Edward Amhurst (bap. 1665, d. 1713), grazier, and grandson of...

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Faulk, John Henry

Gayle R. Avant.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Politics; Biographical Studies. 960 words.

Faulk, John Henry (21 August 1913–09 April 1990), humorist, liberal political activist, and writer, was born in Austin, Texas, the son of Judge Henry Faulk, a successful trial lawyer, and...

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Jenkins, John Edward

R. E. Graves.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; UK Politics. 640 words.

Jenkins, John Edward (1838–1910), politician and satirist, born at Bangalore, Mysore, India, on 28 July 1838, was the eldest son of Dr John Jenkins (1813–1898), a Wesleyan missionary, and...

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Peck, George Wilbur

Scott Michaelsen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; US Politics; Journalism. 1303 words.

Peck, George Wilbur (28 September 1840–16 April 1916), journalist and politician, was born in Henderson, New York, the son of David B. Peck, a farmer, and Alzina (maiden name unknown). Peck...

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Pigott, Charles

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Politics. 3 words.

See Pigott, Robert

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Weldon, Sir Anthony

Joseph Marshall and Sean Kelsey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Literature; Humour. 1904 words.

Weldon, Sir Anthony (bap. 1583, d. 1648), local politician and reputed satirist, was baptized at East Peckham, Kent, on 29 January 1583, the eldest son of Ralph Weldon (1545/6–1609) of...

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