5 May 1877 - 2 July 1938
"The biggest liar in the world is They say."
Born in Muskegon, Michigan, Douglas Malloch was an American poet, short story writer, and associate editor of American Lumberman magazine. Known as the “Lumbermen’s Poet", he is noted for writing The Round River Drive, which was only the second appearance in print of Paul Bunyan. Besides poetry of the woods, he was commissioned to write a Michigan State Song. He was a prolific masonic poet who published numerous works in the New York Masonic Outlook in the 1920s.
First employed at the Muskegon Chronicle where he remained for 13 years as a reporter and feature writer, in 1903 he joined the American Lumberman, a trade paper in Chicago. As a syndicated columnist, he became a nationally renowned humorist, lecturer and radio personality. His book In Forest Land, became a best seller and was reprinted several times. One time president of the Chicago Press Club, at the time of his death he was the managing editor of American Lumberman.
Malloch's books include:
In Forest Land, Chicago : The American Lumberman, 1906.|
Resawed Fables, Chicago : The American Lumberman, 1911.
The Woods, New York : George H. Doran Company, 1913
Tote Road and Trail: Ballads of the Lumberjack, Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrit Company, 1917
Someone to Care, Chicago : P.F. Volland Company, 1920
Come On Home, New York : George H. Doran Company, 1923
The Heart Content, 1927
Live Life Today, 1938
* No masonic record in Michigan or Illinois.