H. L. Mencken

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Henry Louis Mencken
Born September 12, 1880(1880-09-12)
Died January 29, 1956(1956-01-29) (aged 75)
Nationality American
Alma mater Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

Henry Louis "H. L." Mencken (12 September 1880–29 January 1956), was an American journalist, editor, and essayist. An influential prose stylist, he was a famous critic of American life and culture.