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Theodore Macfarlane Knappen

journalist , economist

Theodore Macfarlane Knappen, American journalist, economist.


Knappen, Theodore Macfarlane was born on October 23, 1871 in near Poynette, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Theodore Frelinghuysen and Sarah Letitia (Macfarlane) Knappen.


Bachelor of Science, University of Minnesota, 1891.


Civ. engineer with G. N. and Duluth, S. Shore and Atlantic rys., 1891-1893. With Minneapolis Times and St. Paul Call, 1894-1895, Minneapolis Journal, 1895-1903, becoming associate editor. Various Florida, Montana, Canadian and California immigration and land settlement enterprises until 1916.

Industrial, correspondent New York Tribune, 1917-1918, then editor National Lumber Manufacturers’ Association and associate editor Magazine of Wall Street (New York). Assistant manager campaign of Governor John A. Johnson of Minnesota for Democratic nomination for President of the United States, 1908. Executive secretary bureau of clubs, Democratic National Committee, 1916.


  • Author: Wings of War, 1920.


Married Nellie Malura Cross, August 29, 1896. Children: Judson Norcross, Theodore Temple, Phoebe Malura, Andrew Macfarlane.

Theodore Frelinghuysen Knappen

Sarah Letitia (Macfarlane) Knappen

Nellie Malura Cross

Judson Norcross Knappen

Theodore Temple Knappen

Phoebe Malura Knappen

Andrew Macfarlane Knappen