Biography and History

Edward Anthony was born on August 4, 1895 in New York City. He had a successful career as a writer, newspaperman, and publisher. He worked at Bridgeport Herald and the New York Herald before becoming publisher of Woman’s Home Companion in 1943 and Collier’s in 1949. He was also the publicity director of Herbert Hoover’s presidential campaign on 1928. He wrote several volumes of light verse that were quite popular, in addition to a few books. He passed away on August 16, 1971.

Source: From the finding aid for TC125

  • Edward Anthony Papers. 1920s -1950s (inclusive).

    Call Number: TC125

    Edward Anthony was a noted writer and publisher in the twentieth century, known primarily for his light verse. His papers include several manuscripts, including an autobiography co-authored with Clyde Beatty about circus animal training and a collection of poems. A few miscellaneous papers, such as letters and a date book from 1928 complete the collection.