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Albion Winegar Tourgée

Tourgée, Albion Winegar (tŏrzhāˈ) [key], 1838–1905, American author and lawyer, b. Williamsfield, Ohio, studied at the Univ. of Rochester. After serving in the Union army he was for a few years a carpetbagger lawyer and political judge in North Carolina. Of his several novels, the best known are A Fool's Errand (1879) and Figs and Thistles (1879). They are valuable for their picture of the politics of the Reconstruction period.

See biography by O. H. Olsen (1965).

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

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