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BACON, Edwin Munroe, journalist, born in Providence, Rhode Island, 20 October 1844. He was educated in private schools, finishing his studies in the academy at Foxboro, Massachusetts. At the age of nineteen he was appointed on the staff of the Boston "Advertiser," and has since been connected as reporter, correspondent, managing editor, and editor-in-chief with various journals. He was chief editor of the Boston "Globe" during its career as an independent paper. In May 1866, he assumed the editorial control of the Boston "Post." The degree of A.M. was conferred on him by Dartmouth in 1879. He has edited several works, among them "King's Hand-Book of Boston " and "Boston Illustrated," and written a "Dictionary of Boston" (Boston, 1883, new ed., 1886).
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