William Livingston Alden (1837–1908) was a prominent American journalist, author, humorist, canoe enthusiast, and diplomat. He was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts on October 9, 1837. He attended Lafayette College; he transferred to Jefferson College after his father, Joseph Alden, was elected president. He is also credited with bringing the sport of canoeing to the United States. He founded the New York Canoe Club in 1871, which was the first canoeing organization in America. He was a founding member of the American Canoe Association and served as the first Commodore.

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  • William Livingston Alden manchmal auch William Livingstone Alden (* 9. Oktober 1837 in Williamstown, Massachusetts; † 14. Januar 1908 in Buffalo, New York) war ein US-amerikanischer Journalist, Schriftsteller und Theosoph. Alden war Journalist bei der New York Times. Als Schriftsteller verfasste er vor allem Fantasy- und Science Fiction-Romane. Daneben schrieb er regelmäßig Kurzgeschichten für mehrere Zeitschriften z. B. Pall Mall Magazine, The Idler oder Harper’s Magazine. Am 8. Juni 1865 heiratete er in Canonsburg Agnes Margaret McClure (1843–1913). Aus der Ehe gingen zwei Kinder hervor, William Livingston Alden Jr. (1866–1946) und Violetta Mary Isabella Alden (* 1870). Nach 1885 lebte er eine Zeit lang in Italien und England. Er war Mitbegründer und Mitglied der Theosophischen Gesellschaft (TG). Am 7. September 1875 war Alden bei einem Vortrag von George Henry Felt in der Wohnung von Helena Petrovna Blavatsky in New York anwesend. Bei der nachfolgenden Diskussion kam erstmals der Gedanke zur Gründung der TG auf. Am nächsten Tag, dem 8. September, war er Mitunterzeichner der Gründungsurkunde für die TG. 1881 verließ er die Gesellschaft, nachdem er sich wegen seiner Mitgliedschaft öffentlicher Kritik ausgesetzt sah. Später leugnete er seine Zugehörigkeit zur TG. (de)
  • William Livingston Alden (1837–1908) was a prominent American journalist, author, humorist, canoe enthusiast, and diplomat. He was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts on October 9, 1837. He attended Lafayette College; he transferred to Jefferson College after his father, Joseph Alden, was elected president. He graduated from Jefferson in 1858 and read law in New York City with William M. Evarts, joining the bar in 1860. He practiced law until 1866. He then became a journalist, writing for the Scribner’s Monthly, The Atlantic, New York World and Daily Graphic. He later worked on the editorial staff of the New York Times and produced a weekly column called ""Minor Topics." He also wrote humor pieces and juvenile fiction. While in New York City he became an early member of the Theosophical Society, an esoteric organisation founded by Helena Blavatsky in 1875. He is also credited with bringing the sport of canoeing to the United States. He founded the New York Canoe Club in 1871, which was the first canoeing organization in America. He was a founding member of the American Canoe Association and served as the first Commodore. He was appointed Consul General in Rome by President Grover Cleveland in 1885, a position he held until 1890. He then lived in Paris, writing for the New York Herald, and later living and writing in London. He died in 1908. (en)
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  • William Livingston Alden manchmal auch William Livingstone Alden (* 9. Oktober 1837 in Williamstown, Massachusetts; † 14. Januar 1908 in Buffalo, New York) war ein US-amerikanischer Journalist, Schriftsteller und Theosoph. Alden war Journalist bei der New York Times. Als Schriftsteller verfasste er vor allem Fantasy- und Science Fiction-Romane. Daneben schrieb er regelmäßig Kurzgeschichten für mehrere Zeitschriften z. B. Pall Mall Magazine, The Idler oder Harper’s Magazine. (de)
  • William Livingston Alden (1837–1908) was a prominent American journalist, author, humorist, canoe enthusiast, and diplomat. He was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts on October 9, 1837. He attended Lafayette College; he transferred to Jefferson College after his father, Joseph Alden, was elected president. He is also credited with bringing the sport of canoeing to the United States. He founded the New York Canoe Club in 1871, which was the first canoeing organization in America. He was a founding member of the American Canoe Association and served as the first Commodore. (en)
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