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Landon, Melville De Lancey

Richard Henry

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1600954

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Landon, Melville De Lancey (07 September 1839–16 December 1910), wit and humorist, was born in Eaton, New York, the son of John Landon and Nancy Marsh, farmers. Landon was educated at Madison (now Colgate) University and Union College where he earned his B.A. in 1861 and was conferred an honorary A.M. degree in 1862. He worked for U.S. Treasury secretary ...

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Subjects: Literature ; Humour

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