- Name: Franklin P. Adams
- Born: 11/15/1881
- Died: 03/23/1960 (78 years old)
- Occupation: Columnist
Franklin Pierce Adams (November 15, 1881 – March 23, 1960) was an American columnist known as Franklin P. Adams and by his initials F.P.A.. Famed for his wit, he is best known for his newspaper column, “The Conning Tower”, and his appearances as a regular panelist on radio’s Information Please. A prolific writer of light verse, he was a member of the Algonquin Round Table of the 1920s and 1930s.
Birth Name: Franklin Leopold Adams
Notable Works: “Baseball’s Sad Lexicon”, “The Conning Tower”
Genre: Light verse, sportswriting
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Death Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Franklin P. Adams quotes :
There must be a day or two in a man's life when he is the precise age for something important.Franklin P. Adams
Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net.Franklin P. Adams
The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.Franklin P. Adams
We have nothing in our history or position to invite aggression we have everything to beckon us to the cultivation of relations of peace and amity with all nations.Franklin P. Adams