Richard Harding Davis

Richard Harding Davis
Richard Harding Davis
  • Born: April 18, 1864
  • Died: April 11, 1916
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Journalist

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Richard Harding Davis was an American journalist and writer of fiction and drama, known foremost as the first American war correspondent to cover the Spanish–American War, the Second Boer War, and the First World War. His writing greatly assisted the political career of Theodore Roosevelt. He also played a major role in the evolution of the American magazine. His influence extended to the world of fashion, and he is credited with making the clean-shaven look popular among men at the turn of the 20th century.

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