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Darragh Aldrich

Darragh Aldrich

Writer and radio commentator Clara Chapline Thomas Aldrich (pen name Darragh Aldrich) wrote her first complete story at age eight. She earned her B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1900.  She was an editor of the University of Minnesota paper, The Gopher, and an occasional contributor to The Minnesota Daily. After graduation, she taught the classics at St. Mary's Hall in Faribault, Minnesota for three years. Aldrich was a special reporter and columnist for the Minneapolis Tribune from 1906-15.  Her regular column “Quentin’s Corner” was thought to be written by a man and “Quentin” was admitted into the National Humorists society.  When they discovered “Quentin” was a woman, Aldrich was forced to resign from the society. Aldrich was a radio commentator and head of Women's Activities for WCCO radio in Minneapolis from 1941-56. In addition, she wrote novels, short stories, and plays. Her novel, Enchanted Hearts (1917), was adapted for the Broadway stage under the title A Prince There Was (1918), and the play was later made into a movie also entitled A Prince There Was (1921).


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