August Mencken, Sr
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Who is August Mencken, Sr?
August Mencken, Sr a.k.a. August Mencken, Sr.: August Mencken, Senior was the father of writer H. L. Mencken. August Mencken founded the "Aug. Mencken & Bro." cigar factory in 1873 with a starting capital of $44. A member of Baltimore's German American community, August was recalled by his son as a high-tariff Republican who ran a nonunion factory and viewed the eight-hour day as "a project of foreign nihilists to undermine and wreck the American Republic". H. L. also recalled that his father downed a generous tumbler of rye whiskey before every meal, including breakfast.
- born in (161 years ago)
- nationality: United States of America, Germany
- parent of H. L. Mencken
- died in (116 years ago)
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