WILLIAM FRANKLIN-GORE SHANKS
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An American journalist and author; born in Shelbyville, Ky., April 20, 1837. He was war correspondent for the New York Herald (1861-65), subsequently joined the New York Tribune, and was imprisoned for refusing to divulge the name of a writer of an article in the paper. Besides his contributions to periodicals he has published: "Recollections of Distinguished Generals" (1865); "Bench and Bar" (1868); and a play, "A Noble Treason" (1876). He died 1905.
By Charles Dudley Warner
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