H. L. Mencken

Journalist and Critic H. L. Mencken 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

Born: September 12, 1880
Star Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Died: January 29, 1956 (aged 75)
Cause of Death: Died in his sleep

Married Life

  • 1930-08-27 Journalist H. L. Mencken (49) weds author Sara Haardt (32) at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Historical Events in the Life of H. L. Mencken

  • 1931-02-03 Arkansas legislature passes motion to pray for soul of journalist H. L. Mencken, after he calls the state the "apex of moronia"

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