Harold T. Chase was born April 13, 1864. He served as editor of the Topeka Capital for 48 years, during which time he is credited with having written more editorials than any other newspaper editor.
At a dinner given in his honor, William Allen White once estimated that Chase had written the equivalent of 131 full-length novels.
It was one of his boasts that during his years on the Capital, Arthur Capper never once attempted to dictate his conduct of the editorial page.
Chase died June 22, 1935.
To read letters Chase received from William Allen White, go here.