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William Richard Hereford


"William Richard Hereford "Marcellus Rafferty" was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, February 2, 1871. He received his literary education at Randolph-Macon College. After several years of active work with the Kansas City papers, he went to Harvard University and took the course in law, and was admitted to the bar at Independence, Missouri, in 1894. In 1895 he was appointed Secretary of the Legation at Berne, Switzerland, by Minister J.L. Peak. His verses have been received by the Kansas City papers, New York Recorder and Sun, Harvard Lampoon, Puck, Judge, The Dramatic Mirror, Harper's and Munsey Magazine."

[James Samuel Snoddy, A Little Book of Missouri Verse, Choice Selections from Missouri Verse-writers 184 (Kansas City, Missouri: Press of Hudson-Kimberly Pub. Co. [1897])]


William Richard Hereford, The Demagog (New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1909)

___________________, When Fools Rush In (Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1913)