Anderson, Harold McDonald (1876 - 1940)

Anderson, Harold McDonald (1876 - 1940)

Newspaper Reporter and Editorial Writer

Harold Anderson died of a heart attack while waiting for a train on the subway platform at 110th Street and Broadway. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, where his father was the rector of the Episcopal Church, Anderson became a newspaperman there following in the footsteps, many years earlier, of William Cullen Bryant. At age 18, he came to New York City and worked on The Sun newspaper for the rest of his life. Widely read on a daily basis, his work was distinguished by his coverage of the Spanish-American War, and his many anonymous editorials. One notable editorial that was widely attributed to him, entitled “Alone,” was about the Lindbergh solo flight across the Atlantic.
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