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Henry Louis Mencken, 1880 - 1956

portrait of Henry Louis Mencken
Autographed "For Lionel A. Aucoin, H. L. Mencken 1937"

Born: 12 September 1880, Baltimore, Maryland
Died: 29 January 1956, Baltimore, Maryland

The son of a cigar merchant, Mencken worked for his father's company but gave it up for journalism when his father died, although he never gave up cigars. His clear wording, insight, and wit puts him in the same class with Shaw and Voltaire, and for the same reasons I've saved a lot of his quotes.

In A Mencken Chrestomathy he recorded a collection of 176 "maxims, epigrams and apothegms" which he titled Sententiae, which I have saved as a separate collection.

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