Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
Franklin Pierce Adams QuotesShowing all quotes
|15th November, 1881
|23rd March, 1960
|Columnist, Poet, Radio Personality
Franklin Pierce Adams was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He was an American columnist, best known for his newspaper column, "The Conning Tower", and his appearances as a regular panelist on radio's Information Please. Signing on with the Chicago Journal in 1903, he wrote a sports column and then a humor column, "A Little about Everything". During his time on the Evening Mail, he wrote what remains his best known work, the poem Baseball's Sad Lexicon, a tribute to the Chicago Cubs double play combination of "Tinker to Evers to Chance". He wrote primarily under his initials, F.P.A.
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