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George Kennan (1845–1924)

Kennan, George. A noted traveler and writer on Russian topics; born at Norwalk, Huron County, OH, Feb. 16, 1845; died in 1924. A member of the Western Union telegraph expedition to survey a route for a Bering Strait and Siberian telegraph line to Europe, he wrote ‘Tent Life in Siberia’ (1870). His journeys through Northern Russia and Siberia in the years 1885–86 for the purpose of investigating the condition of the Siberian exiles, resulted in a series of papers in the Century Magazine (1890–91), afterwards issued in book form under the title ‘Siberia and the Exile System.’ He also wrote: ‘The Tragedy of Pelée’; ‘A Russian Comedy of Errors’ (1915).