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James Kirke Paulding

Paulding, James Kirke (pôlˈdĭng) [key], 1778–1860, American author and public official, Secretary of the Navy under Van Buren, b. near Millbrook, N.Y. He collaborated with Washington Irving and William Irving in producing the periodical Salmagundi. In addition, he wrote a number of satirical works, including John Bull in America (1825); some 70 tales and several novels, of which the most successful were Koningsmarke (1823) and The Dutchman's Fireside (1831); and a popular life of George Washington.

See his letters (ed. by R. M. Aderman, 1962).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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