Lincoln Steffens Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Lincoln Steffens (Lincoln Austin Steffens)

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2023 | Views: 466

Age: 70

Profession: Journalist

Famous For: American Journalist and Muckraker

Higher Education: University of California

Lincoln Steffens Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
06 Apr, 1866 (70 Years 04 Months 3 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province

Birth District
San Francisco

Birth Sign


Died on
09 Aug, 1936

Lincoln Steffens Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Lincoln Austin Steffens was a prominent American muckraker and investigative writer during the Progressive Era in the early 20th century. He began a "Tweed Days in St. Louis" essay series for McClure's, which was ultimately gathered into a book called The Shame of the Cities. He is famous for his Socialist principles and for looking into corruption in local administration in American cities. He spent a lot of his childhood in Sacramento, the state's capital; in 1903, the Victorian home on H Street that the Steffens family had purchased from businessman Albert Gallatin in 1887 would become the California Governor's Mansion.

In 1890: He began his career as a journalist at the New York Commercial Advertiser.
In 1906: Steffens formed The American Magazine with Tarbell and Baker after leaving McClure's.
In 1919: He travelled to Soviet Russia for three weeks with William C. Bullitt, a low-level State Department employee, and observed the "confusing and difficult" process of society undergoing revolutionary change.
In 1931: As his memoirs went into publication, his enthusiasm for communism waned.
In 1934: Winters and Steffens founded the San Francisco Workers' School.

Achievements and Awards:
Characters frequently mention Lincoln Steffens in the recently launched American criminal drama series City on a Hill.
In Mary McCarthy's 1963 novel of the same title, one of the members of The Group is described as favoring Lincoln Steffens' Autobiography.

Unknown Facts:
Before relocating to New York City, he travelled from Berlin to Leipzig, Paris, Heidelberg, and London. When he arrived back in New York, he also was secretly married to an American woman he had met in Germany.
He worked for the New York Evening Post for nine years after becoming a reporter in 1892.

Lincoln Steffens Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 182 cm
In Meters 1.82 m
In feet Inches 6'0"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 80 Kg
In Pounds 176 lbs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Lincoln Steffens Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Joseph Steffens

Mother's Name
Elizabeth Louisa Symes

Ella Winter, Josephine Bontecou

Louise Steffens Suggett

Pete Steffens

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