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Arthur Brisbane

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Son of Albert Brisbane and Sarah Brisbane
Husband of Phoebe Brisbane
Father of Sarah Brisbane; Seward Brisbane; Hugo Brisbane; Emily Brisbane; Alice Brisbane and 1 other
Brother of Fowell Brisbane

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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.

Brisbane's photo was on the August 16, 1926 cover of TIME magazine.

At his death, William Rondolph Hearst said, "I know that Arthur Brisbane was the greatest journalist of his day," and Damon Runyon said "Journalism has lost its all-time No. 1 genius."

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Arthur Brisbane's Timeline

1864
1864
1913
1913
Age 49
1914
1914
Age 50
1917
1917
Age 53
1918
1918
Age 54
1922
1922
Age 58
1924
1924
Age 60
1937
1937
Age 73