Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Adams, Franklin Pierce
ADAMS, FRANKLIN PIERCE, an American humorous writer; born in Chicago in 1881. He graduated from the Armour Scientific Academy in 1899 and for one year after attended the University of Michigan. Beginning newspaper work on the Chicago “Journal,” he was successively editor of the New York “Evening Mail” and New York “Tribune.” In the two latter papers he conducted a daily humorous column which was widely read. His published works include “In Other Worlds” (1912); “By and Large” (1914); “Weights and Measures” (1917).