William Tappan Thompson

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ĦWilliam Tappan Thompson (31 August 1812 – 24 March 1882) was an American humorist and writer.

Born in Ravenna, Ohio, his best-known creation was the fictional character, Major Joseph Jones. Upon moving to Savannah, Georgia, in the 1850s, he co-founded the Savannah Morning News.

One of his most famous works is Major Jones's Courtship, a novel in epistolar form.

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