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 David Graham Phillips

David Graham Phillips

Birth
Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Death 23 Jan 1911 (aged 43)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 20806 · View Source
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Investigative journalist and novelist who wrote scathing exposes and novels that centered on themes of corruption. His magazine series, "The Treason of the United States Senate" led to the passage of the Amendment for the direct election of Senators. His many novels included the controversial "Susan Lenox ... Her Rise and Fall," which was made into a Greta Garbo movie. While walking through Gramercy Park in New York City, he was shot by a demented young man named Fitzhugh C. Goldsborough, who believed his family had been maligned in Phillips' novel, "The Fashionable Adventures of Joshua Craig." Goldsborough then shot and a killed himself. Phillips died the following day. (Bio by B. Davis)

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  • Added: 10 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20806
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Graham Phillips (31 Oct 1867–23 Jan 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20806, citing Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .