Albert Bigelow Paine

1861 –

Albert Bigelow Paine was born on July 10, 1861, in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Known for his close connection with Mark Twain, he was the author of the four-volume Mark Twain: A Biography (Harper & Brothers, 1912), as well as several travel books, children’s books, and other biographies. A member of the Pulitzer Prize Committee, he was also awarded the title of Chevalier in the French government’s Legion of Honor.  He died on April 9, 1937.