Cobb, Frank Irving

Cobb, Frank Irving

(1869–1923) editor; born in Shawnee County, Ky. Joining Joseph Pulitzer's New York World as editorial page editor and heir apparent in 1904, he was editor in chief from 1911 until his death; he spoke forcefully for liberal causes and became a close adviser to President Woodrow Wilson.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.