Nebraska Authors

Charles Edson

AKA: Charles Leroy

Born 1881-09-06 Wilber, NE (USA)

Died 1975-12-04
Topeka, KS (USA)

Places Lived

Wilber, NE
Cuba, KS
Olathe, KS
Kansas City, MO
Aurora, IL
Manhattan, NY
Somerville, NJ
Tulsa, OK
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Topeka, KS

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry


Novels; Essays; Poems; Humorous Sketches


Olathe High School, Olathe, KS
Bachelor of Arts, 1904, University of Kansas, Topeka, KS


Press Agent for the Secretary of Labor

Places Worked

Kansas City Star
New York Evening Mail
United States Department of Labor, Press Agent
Federal Writer's Project, Kansas


Love Lyrics of a Chump. 1908.
The Gentle Art of Columning: A Treatise on Comic Journalism. 1920.
What I Know About Jews. 1925.
Dulcinea's Diary. 1925.
Prairie Fire. 1925.
Almond Bloom. 1925.
Whale Meat. 1925.
Rhymes and Circuses. 1925.
The Great American Ass. 1926.

Contributed to several periodicals (see vertical file)

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