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Edward Streeter

Born: Aug 1, 1891

Death: Mar 31, 1976

Birthplace: Buffalo

Profession: Journalist

Nationality: United States

Edward Streeter

Date of Birth : Aug 1, 1891
Date of Death : Mar 31, 1976
Birth Place : Buffalo

Edward Streeter was an American novelist and journalist, best known for the 1949 novel Father of the Bride and his Dere Mable series. Streeter began his career as a reporter for the Buffalo newspaper the Buffalo Express as a war correspondent and travel writer. He grew in notoriety with his "Dere Mable" letters, a humorous column from an illiterate soldier writing home. Serialized between 1917 and 1919 in the 27th Division's magazine "Gas Attack", they were inspired by Streeter's time spent on an army base during World War I. The humorous letters were compiled in 1919 in Streeter's full-length books Dere Mable and Thats me all over, Mable. After returning home from the war, Streeter pursued writing casually, deciding to focus on his work as a businessman. For eight years he served as assistant vice president, before transitioning to the Fifth Avenue Bank in New York City, where he served as vice president for twenty-five years. While serving as VP of the bank, Streeter published short stories and articles in magazines such as the Saturday Evening Post and McCall's. In 1938, he published his first novel, Daily Except Sundays.


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