H Allen Smith’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

December 19, 1907

Death Date

Feb 24, 1976

Age of Death

68 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

San Francisco, California, United States



The autobiographer H Allen Smith died at the age of 68. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

An American journalist and humorist, he is known for Low Man on a Totem Pole, a World War II-era bestselling humor book. He published his autobiography, To Hell in a Handbasket, in 1962.

He dropped out of high school and began working for the Huntington Press in the early 1920s. He later worked as a feature writer for the New York World-Telegram.

He claimed to have taken the first legal drink once Prohibition was repealed.

He was born in Illinois and was raised in Ohio and Indiana. In 1927, he married Nelle Mae Simpson.

He and Michael Herr both wrote for Esquire magazine.



The human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists.

H Allen Smith

On Monday mornings I am dedicated to the proposition that all men are created jerks.

H Allen Smith