Steffens, Lincoln

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Steffens, Lincoln Gender: M
Lincoln Joseph Steffens
born on 6 April 1866 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place San Francisco, California, 37n47, 122w25
Timezone LMT m122w25 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 16°28' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 25°24 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 05°10'

Lincoln Steffens


American writer and lecturer; a leading figure in a group of journalists deemed "muckrakers" by Theodore Roosevelt. Steffens’ articles, which dealt with political corruption at the municipal level, were published in several books including "The Shame of the Cities," 1904, "The Struggle for Self-Government," 1906, and "Upbuilders," 1909.

Steffens attended the University of California before heading to Europe where he spent three years. After studying psychology with Wilhelm Wundt in Leipzig, he went on to work with Jean-Martin Charcot in Paris. Returning to New York in 1901, he became the managing editor for "McClure’s Magazine." Up until 1911, he worked in editorial positions with several magazines including the "American" and "Everybody’s." His autobiography was published in 1931.

Steffens died of heart failure on 9 August 1936, Carmel, California.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Social : Return Home 1901 (Returned to NY from Europe)
  • Work : New Job 1901 (Magazine managing editor)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1931 (Autobiography released)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 9 August 1936 (Age 70)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1940 (Article published)

Source Notes

Barbault quotes autobiography, "very early in the morning."

Sy Scholfield checked the reference, "The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens, Volume 1" (Heyday, 1931), p. 3, which actually states: "Early in the morning of April 6, 1866, . . . I was born ... This upon the authority of my mother." Scholfield also cites Steffens' father quoted in "Lincoln Steffens: A Biography" by Justin Kaplan (Simon and Schuster, 2013), p. 15: "Joseph Steffens wrote home to Illinois. 'On the morning of the 6th last Louisa presented me with a splendid boy that weighed 9½ pounds...'"


  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Magazine/ newsletter (Magazine articles)
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (Managing editor)