Richard Harding Davis Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Richard Harding Davis

Last Updated: 05 Apr, 2023 | Views: 221

Age: 51

Profession: Journalist

Other Profession(s): Writer, Correspondent

Famous For: Celebrated Journalist, War Correspondent

Higher Education: Johns Hopkins University

Richard Harding Davis Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
18 Apr, 1864 (51 Years 11 Months 24 Days)
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
Birth District
Birth Sign
Died on
11 Apr, 1916
Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Richard Harding Davis Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Richard Harding Davis was a journalist from the United States who also wrote drama and fiction. He is best remembered for being the country's first war correspondent for the First World War, the Second Boer War, and the Spanish-American War. Theodore Roosevelt's political career benefited immensely from his literature. He had a significant impact on how the American magazine developed as well. He had an impact on the fashion industry and is credited with popularising the clean-shaven appearance for males around the turn of the 20th century. 

In 1882: His uncle, H. Wilson Harding, taught at Lehigh University, where Davis transferred after an unsatisfactory year at Swarthmore.
In 1889: Davis gained notoriety by documenting the destruction of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in the wake of a disastrous flood.
In 1890: By covering other notable incidents, such as the first criminal electrocuted, he enhanced his fame.
In 1897: His novel Soldiers of Fortune became a play written by Augustus Thomas and became a success.
In 1916: A heart attack struck Davis while he was on the phone.

Achievements and Awards:
His early works of fiction were immediately popular, especially a collection of newspaper stories, Gallegher and Other Stories (1891), Van Bibber and Others (1892), and Ranson's Folly (1902). Charles Dana Gibson provided the illustrations for a lot of his published publications. Between 1897 and 1909, he produced seven well read books.

Unknown Facts:
He also reported for Scribner's Magazine, Scribner's Herald, and The Times.
Davis saw the bombardment of Matanzas, Cuba, which was a part of the Battle of Santiago de Cuba, while he was aboard a battleship of the United States Navy during the Spanish-American War.

Richard Harding Davis Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 180 cm
In Meters 1.80 m
In feet Inches 5'11"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 75 Kg
In Pounds 165 lbs
Eye Color
Hair Color

Richard Harding Davis Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Lemuel Clarke Davis
Mother's Name
Rebecca Harding Davis
Bessie McCoy
Hope Harding Davis, Hope Davis
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