William M. Laffan

Art critic, Author

1848 – 1909

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Who was William M. Laffan?

William MacKay Laffan was the publisher and editor of the New York Sun in the final years of the 19th century and the first years of the 20th, and a friend, correspondent and publisher of Mark Twain.

Laffan was born in Dublin and educated privately and at Trinity College Dublin. Some years after completing his education he emigrated to the United States of America. He died of appendicitis at his Long Island home in Lawrence on 19 November 1909.

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Born
1848
Dublin
Also known as
  • William Laffan
Ethnicity
  • Irish American
Profession
Education
  • Trinity College, Dublin
Died
Nov 19, 1909
Lawrence

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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