Carpenter, Frank George. Journalist and author. Born in Mansfield, Ohio, 1855. Graduate Wooster University, 1877. Began newspaper work as legislative correspondent for the "Cleveland Leader" in 1879. In 1881, he undertook a series of travels which embraced a period of nearly 30 years, during which he visited all parts of the world and from which he sent numerous articles to newspapers and magazines. Among his published books are an important series of geographical readers: "Our Colonies and Other Islands of the Sea," "Africa," "South America, Social, Industrial, and Political," "How the World is Fed," "How the World is Clothed," and "How the World is Housed."