22nd October, 1892
Burton Rascoe was born in Fulton, Kentucky. He was an American journalist, editor and literary critic of the New York Herald Tribune. In 1922, he became literary editor of the New York Tribune. He was also a literary critic and was a syndicated columnist early in his career. Rascoe continued to hold high-profile editorial jobs in the field of literary criticism and to write books of his own about literature and authors. In his last few years of life, Rascoe worked as a television reviewer.