Hutchins Hapgood (1869 - 1944) - Author Collection
Hapgood grew up in Alton, IL. After a year at the University of Michigan, he transferred to Harvard University, where he took a B.A. in 1892 and earned his Masters in 1897. Two of the intervening years were spent studying sociology and philosophy at the universities of Berlin and Freiburg, Germany.He obtained his first employment with the New York Commercial Advertiser. On June 22, 1899, he married Neith Boyce. In 1904 he went back to Chicago and became the drama critic for the Chicago Evening Post. Returning to New York, he spent much of his career as an editorial writer for the New York Evening Post, the Press, and the Globe.