Last updated on: 9/24/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Oliver Herford Biography

Title:
19th and 20th century American humorist, writer, and illustrator
Position:
Con to the question "Is Golf a Sport?"
Reasoning:

“Golf is not a sport. Golf is something between a vice and an obsession lacking withal the elegance of the one, the imagination of the other, and the amenability to treatment of both.”

“The Sport of the Masses,” Harper’s Weekly, Aug. 6, 1913

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Former American humorist, writer, and illustrator
  • Contributor, The Mentor, Life, Harper’s Weekly, The Century Magazine, and Ladies’ Home Journal
Education:
  • None found
Contact Info:
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Other:
  • Born in 1863 and died in 1935
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Is Golf a Sport?