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Daggett, Rollin Mallory (22 February 1831–12 November 1901), journalist, congressman, minister to Hawaii, and author, was born in Richville, New York, the son of Eunice White and Gardner Daggett, farmers. Daggett was the youngest of seven children, the other six being girls. After his mother’s death in 1833, the family moved to Defiance, Ohio, in 1837. In 1849 Daggett became a printer, learning a trade which endowed him with an education and influenced his later choice of a journalistic career....

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Fay, Theodore Sedgwick (10 February 1807–24 November 1898), author and diplomat, was born in New York, the son of Joseph Dewey Fay, a practicing attorney, and Caroline Broome. After receiving a liberal education, he read law with and became a clerk for his father. When Joseph Fay died in 1825 Theodore’s interest in the law began to wane. Although he was admitted to the New York bar in 1828, he gave up law the same year, responding to the call of literary diversions to join ...

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Nicholson, Meredith (09 December 1866–21 December 1947), author and diplomat, was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, the son of Edward Willis Nicholson, a farmer and a Union officer in the Civil War, and Emily Meredith, a Civil War nurse. The family moved to Indianapolis when Meredith was six, and he remained there most of his life but still retained a close relationship with Crawfordsville. He attended the Indianapolis schools but quit at age fifteen, taking various jobs. He began sending his verses to newspapers and at age nineteen started to study law but soon deserted law for journalism, serving with the ...

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Whitlock, Brand (04 March 1869–24 May 1934), novelist, reform mayor, and diplomat, was born Joseph Brand Whitlock in Urbana, Ohio, the son of Elias D. Whitlock, a Methodist clergyman, and Mallie Lavinia Brand. Known by his middle name from childhood, Whitlock grew up in a number of western Ohio communities where his father held pastorates. He graduated from high school in Toledo and accepted a job in 1887 as a reporter for the ...