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The Reader’s Notebook: John Howard Payne

Jun 9, 2017

Credit schenectadyhistory.org

June 9, 2017 -- John Howard Payne was an American actor, poet, playwright, and author who had most of his theatrical career and success in London. He is today most remembered as the creator of "Home! Sweet Home!", a song he wrote in 1822 that became widely popular in the United States, Great Britain, and the English-speaking world.