George Randolph Chester

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George Randolph Chester (January 27, 1869 – February 26, 1924) was an American writer. He was the author of such popular works such as Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford and "Five Thousand an Hour: How Johnny Gamble won the heiress" that were made into silent films within his lifetime. His success in selling stories to The Saturday Evening Post and leaving his position with the Cincinnati Enquirer and moving to New York City to write fiction was the impetus for James Bearsley Hendryx to buy a typewriter and try his hand at writing fiction.


He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on January 27, 1869. He died on February 26, 1924 of a heart attack in his New York City home.[1]


  1. ^ "Wallingford Creator Dies. George Randolph Chester Yields to Heart attack in his Gotham Home". Toledo Blade. March 6, 1924. Retrieved 2010-10-09. George Randolph Chester author and playwright died February 26. Mr Chester left his Ohio home at an early age and engaged in various occupations. Beginning newspaper work as a reporter on the Detroit News ... 

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