Biography and History

William Griffith was an American author and editor. He had an active career in the newspaper profession, having been on the staff of several of the New York papers. Griffith was managing editor of Hampton's Magazine, 1906-1910; editor of McCall's Magazine, 1911-1912; editorial director of the National Sunday Magazine, 1912-1916; and associate editor of Current Opinion. His best-known books of verse are: City Views and Visions, 1911; Loves and Losses of Pierrot, 1916; City Pastorals, 1918; and The House of the Sphinx, and other poems. Griffith was also president of the Poetry Society Forum Press.

Source: From the finding aid for C1339