Birth of Henry Louis Mencken - Journalist, Author, Critic of Religion

Birth of Henry Louis Mencken - Journalist, Author, Critic of Religion

Henry Louis Mencken, 1948

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Journalist, author, and critic of religion Henry Louis Mencken is born in Baltimore, Maryland. The only formal education in journalism — or in anything else — that Mencken will have will be a writing class via a correspondence school.

Nevertheless, he'll be hired as a full-time reporter for the Baltimore Morning Herald in 1899, and that launches an illustrious career that lasts into the middle of the 20th century.

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