Taylor, Bert Leston

Taylor, Bert Leston, 1866–1921, American newspaper columnist, b. Goshen, Mass. He worked for a number of newspapers before establishing his column, “A Line o' Type or Two,” signed B. L. T., in the Chicago Tribune in 1909. Until Taylor's death this was the most famous daily column in America. It contained editorial comment, highly polished satiric verse, and humorous contributions sent in by readers. An accomplished humorist and poet of light verse, Taylor was also the author of a novel, a libretto for a musical comedy, and numerous short stories.

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