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Edwin A. Emerson, Jr
Birth: Jan. 23, 1869
Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Death: Oct. 3, 1959
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

Author, War Correspondent, Rough Rider Soldier, and Spy. After graduating from Harvard in 1891, Edwin began writing as a foreign correspondent for the Boston Post. Returning to the United States, he wrote for the New York Evening Post, The Sun, and Collier's Weekly. During the Spanish-American War he was a spy in Puerto Rico and posed as a German journalist. He was credited for attaining a map that helped prepare the American invasion. He then joined the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry, better known as the Rough Riders, already in Cuba, and became Theodore Roosevelt's regimental clerk. He was a war correspondent covering the Russo-Japanese War when he was taken prisoner by the Japanese. During World War I, he reported from the German side of the war. In 1918, Guatamala charged him as being a German spy. He was later accused by Austria and Switzerland as engaged in subversive activity. In 1933, he founded the Society of American Friends of Germany and met with Adolph Hitler the following year. He authored several books, mostly on history, including: "A History of the 19th Century", "Adventures of Theodore Roosevelt", and "Hoover and his Times: Looking Back through the Years". (bio by: truchasnm) 
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  Edwin M Emerson (1823 - 1908)
  Mary Edith Griswold Emerson (1873 - 1955)*
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Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Q, 1418
GPS (lat/lon): 37.63813, -122.42639
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