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Van Tassel Sutphen

William Gilbert van Tassel Sutphen (1861-1945) was an American playwright, librettist, novelist and editor, an authority and author of publications on golf and eventually, an Episcopalian minister. Sutphen was born in Philadelphia. His parents were the Rev. Morris Crater Sutphen and Eleanor (Brush) Sutphen. He went to Princeton University and graduated in 1882. Sutphen wrote several novels, the most famous of which was The Doomsman, a science fiction novel in the post-apocalyptic subgenre. In...See more