Ben Perley Poore Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: November 2, 1820 in Newburyport, Massachusetts
Died: May 30, 1887 in Washington, District of Columbia
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Benjamin Perley Poore (1820-1887), an American reporter who covered the White House for several publications, also served as clerk of the Senate Printing Records and editor of the Congressional Directory. He wrote biographies of French leaders Louis Philippe and Napoleon Bonaparte, books on the generalship of Zachary Taylor and Ambrose Burnside, and a detailed account of the trial of Lincoln's assassins. A two-volume memoir, Reminiscences of Sixty Years in the National Metropolis (1886), was published shortly before his death.

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