Lincoln Steffens was most well known as a muckraking journalist in New York City in the beginning of the 20th century. As a young man he went off to Europe ostensibly for education and returned married to an older woman. His first job was with the New York Evening Post where he worked on many of the issues surrounding Tammany Hall corruption. He was a friend of the reforming Police Commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt. Later in life he became interested in radical causes and lived on until 1936.
This report prepared by Jack Goodstein