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The New Student's Reference Work/White, William Allen

White, William Allen, American journalist

and author, was born in Emporia, Kans., in 1868, and educated there and at the University of Kansas. Taking to journalism as a profession, Mr. White has had connection with The Eldorado Daily Republican, The Kansas City Journal and The Star, and in 1894 he purchased The Emporia Gazette, which he still edits and publishes. In the latter, in August of 1896, he wrote a striking article, which was widely commented on, entitled What's the Matter with Kansas? Besides a reprint of this article, Mr. White has issued collections of short stories dealing chiefly with American political life. These embrace The Real Issue, The Court of Boyville, Stratagems and Spoils and In Our Town.