Antedating of "Columnist"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun May 16 13:37:44 UTC 2004

columnist (OED 1925)

1917 _Chicago Daily Tribune_ 7 Jan. D5 (ProQuest)  From London comes this
bit of news, which will surely interest you -- Frederick William Wile was
a correspondent for "ours," you know: "The renowned 'Quex' of the London
Evening News (one of the best known 'columnists,' as I believe you call
them in U.S.A., on this side of the water) has become an American.

Fred Shapiro

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