Beebe, Lucius

Beebe, Lucius (Morris)

(1902–66) journalist, author; born in Wakefield, Mass. After graduating from Harvard University (1927) Beebe worked as a journalist, notably for the New York Herald Tribune (1929–50), chronicling Manhattan's high society in rococo prose in the syndicated column "This New York." Also an authority on railroads and the West, his books include High Iron (1938); The Overland Limited (1963); Legends of the Comstock Lode (1950); and San Francisco's Golden Era (1960). He moved to San Francisco and began the column "This Wild West" for the Chronicle in 1960.
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