Full Name: H. L. Mencken
Profession: Journalist and Critic
Why Famous: Known as the 'Sage of Baltimore', he is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the twentieth century
- 1930-08-27 Journalist H. L. Mencken (49) weds author Sara Haardt (32) at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
- 1931-02-03 Arkansas legislature passes motion to pray for soul of H L Mencken after he calls state "apex of moronia"