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William Allen White

(1868 - 1944)

  • Born in Emporia
  • Bought the Emporia Gazette newspaper in 1895
  • Hosted U.S. presidents at his home
  • Known as the “Sage of Emporia”
  • Wrote influential editorials and several books; received two Pulitzer Prices
  • William Allen White Book Award named for him

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