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Name  Henry Urban
Role  Journalist
Died  May 13, 1924

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Born  13 February 1862 Berlin, Germany (1862-02-13)
Occupation  Journalist, Author, Playwright

Henry F. Urban (February 13, 1862 – May 13, 1924) was a German American journalist, author, and playwright.

Biography

Reportedly a descendant of Johann Heinrich Voss, Urban was raised in Berlin and emigrated to the United States in 1887. He was naturalized as a U.S. citizen in 1899 in New York. In the following years, he reported on life in America, often in a critical vein, as a freelance correspondent for the newspapers Berliner Tageblatt and Berliner Lokal-Anzeiger as well as for the weekly magazines Jugend and Simplicissimus. His comedy Der Froschkönig, loosely derived from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "The Frog Prince", was staged at the Irving Place Theatre in 1918. An outspoken critic of the women's suffrage movement, he was primarily known in Germany for a satirical novel about naive German immigrants eager to strike it rich in "Dollarland" America and for collections of his humorous narratives, a number of which have been reissued since the 1980s.

References

Henry F. Urban Wikipedia


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