Albert Bigelow Paine
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.