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Created: February 2017
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Abraham Merritt (January 20, 1884 – August 21, 1943), who published under the byline A. Merritt, was an American editor and author of works of fantastic fiction.Born in New Jersey, he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1894. Originally trained in law, he turned to journalism, first as a correspondent, and later as editor. He was assistant editor of The American Weekly from 1912 to 1937 under Morrill Goddard, then its editor until his death. As editor, he hired the unheralded new artists Virgil Finlay and Hannes Bok, and promoted the work done on polio by Sister Elizabeth Kenny.