Irvin S. Cobb
Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb (June 23, 1876 to March 11, 1944) was an American author, humorist, editor and newspaper columnist. Hailing from Paducah, Kentucky, he relocated to New York in 1904, and lived there for the rest of his life. He wrote for the New York World, Joseph Pulitzer's newspaper, and the highest paid reporter in the US. Cobb authored more than 60 books and over 300 short stories, some of which were adapted for silent movies. A few of his Judge Priest short stories were later adapted in the 1930s for feature films that were directed by John Ford.