Arthur Brisbane (1864 - 1937) MP

‹ Back to Brisbane surname

Is your surname Brisbane?

Research the Brisbane family

Arthur Brisbane's Geni Profile

Records for Arthur Brisbane

305,608 Records

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Related Projects

Death: Died
Managed by: Margaret, (C)
Last Updated:
view all

Immediate Family

About Arthur Brisbane

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Brisbane

Arthur Brisbane (December 12, 1864 – December 25, 1936) was one of the best known American newspaper editors of the 20th century.

Journalist and newspaper editor, Arthur was born in Buffalo, New York, the son of Albert Brisbane, a propagator of Fourier socialism, which advocated the establishment of model utopian communities, and his second wife, Sarah White. Extensive family real estate holdings had enabled Albert Brisbane to pursue a polymathic career, and when his wife died in 1866, Albert decided to use their two sons as test cases of his ideas on education. Arthur and his brother Fowell were brought up primarily on the family estate, “Fanwood Farm,” in New Jersey, where, as Albert put it, they were encouraged to run free “like wild colts.” Reared on a diet of salad, yogurt, and diluted red wine, the boys were forbidden to play with other children, to learn to read, or to cut their blond tresses. These methods failed to improve the health of Fowell, who was mildly retarded from birth. But Arthur, who learned to read in defiance of his father’s orders, appeared to thrive.

view all

Arthur Brisbane's Timeline