Locke, David Ross (Petroleum V. Nasby)

(1833-1888)
   Humorist, b. in New York State. His political satires really influenced opinion during the war. He was a printer and then a journalist, and his writings include Swingin' round the Cirkle, Struggles of P.V. Nasby, Nasby in Exile, and two novels, A Paper City and The Demagogue.

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  • David Ross Locke — (also known by his pseudonym Petroleum V. Nasby) (September 20, 1833 – February 15, 1888) was an American journalist and early political commentator during and after the American Civil War. Contents …   Wikipedia

  • Petroleum V Nasby — David Ross Locke’s pseudonym …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Locke — noun English empiricist philosopher who believed that all knowledge is derived from sensory experience (1632 1704) • Syn: ↑John Locke • Instance Hypernyms: ↑philosopher * * * /lok/, n. 1. Alain LeRoy /al in leuh roy , lee roy/, 1886 1954, U.S.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Locke — /lok/, n. 1. Alain LeRoy /al in leuh roy , lee roy/, 1886 1954, U.S. educator and author. 2. David Ross ( Petroleum V. Nasby ), 1833 88, U.S. humorist and journalist. 3. John, 1632 1704, English philosopher. * * * …   Universalium

  • Locke (surname) — Locke is a common Western surname of English origin, and may refer to: *Alain LeRoy Locke (1885–1954), African American educator, writer, and philosopher. *David Ross Locke (1833–1888), American journalist and humourist, also known by the… …   Wikipedia

  • Nasby — [naz′bē] Petroleum V. [pə trō′lē əm] (pseud. of David Ross Locke) 1833 88; U.S. humorist …   English World dictionary

  • Locke — [läk] 1. David Ross NASBY Petroleum V. 2. John 1632 1704; Eng. empirical philosopher …   English World dictionary

  • Nasby, Petroleum V. — ▪ American humorist in full  Petroleum Vesuvius Nasby,  pseudonym of  David Ross Locke  born Sept. 20, 1833, Binghamton, N.Y., U.S. died Feb. 15, 1888, Toledo, Ohio  American humorist who had considerable influence on public issues during and… …   Universalium

  • Nasby — /naz bee/, n. Petroleum V., pen name of David Ross Locke. * * * …   Universalium

  • Nasby — /naz bee/, n. Petroleum V., pen name of David Ross Locke …   Useful english dictionary

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