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George Ade, American author. Member National Institute Arts and Letters.; Member Indiana State Council of Defense, 1917-1918.; member Indiana Common for “Chicago World’s Fair 1933”.

Background

ADE, George was born on February 9, 1866 in Kentland, Indiana, United States. Son of John Ade of Lewes, England, and Adeline Bush of Cheviot, Ohio, United States of America.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, 1887, Doctor of Humane Letters, 1926. Doctor of Laws, University of Indiana, 1927. Unmarried. On newspaper, Lafayette, Indiana, 1887-1890, Chicago Record, 1890-1900.

Delaware Republican National Convention, 1908. Trustee Purdue University, 1908-1915. Grand consul Sigma Chi Fraternity, 1909.

Promoted Ross-Ade Stadium, Purdue University, 1923-1924, assisting David E. Ross.

Career

Delaware Republican National. Newspaper work, 1890 -1900.

Works

  • book

    • Fables in Slang (1900)

  • books

    • Artie (1896), Pink Marsh (1897), Doc Horne (1899)

    • The Girl Proposition (1902), People You Knew (1903), Breaking Into Society (1903), Father and the Boys (1907), Knocking the Neighbors (1912), and The Old-Time Saloon (1931)

  • operetta

    • The Sultan of Sulu (1902)

  • plays

    • The County Chairman (1903), The College Widow (1904)

  • screenplays for motion pictures

    • Back Home and Broke; Our Leading Citizen

Membership

Member National Institute Arts and Letters. Member Indiana State Council of Defense, 1917-1918. Member Indiana Common for “Chicago World’s Fair 1933”. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Chicago; University,J^ambs, New' York, etc.

  • Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Chicago; University,J^ambs, New' York, etc.

Connections

father:
John Ade

mother:
Adaline (Bush) Ade