Franklin P. Adams


Born
in Chicago, IL, The United States
November 15, 1881

Died
March 23, 1960


Franklin Pierce Adams (November 15, 1881, Chicago, Illinois – March 23, 1960, New York City, New York) was an American columnist (under the pen name FPA) and wit, best known for his newspaper column, "The Conning Tower," and his appearances as a regular panelist on radio's Information Please. He was a member of the Algonquin Round Table of the 1920s and 1930s.


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Bon Bons, Bourbon and Bon M...

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Tobogganing on Parnassus

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Innocent Merriment: An Anth...

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The Melancholy Lute

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Tinker to Evers to Chance

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The Diary of Our Own Samuel...

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The Diary of Our Own Samuel...

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By and Large

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In Other Words

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Men I'm Not Married To with...

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“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.”
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“Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.”
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“Seeing ourselves as others see us would probably confirm our worst suspicions about them.”
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