He worked briefly as an American newspaper correspondent before settling down in England to seriously pursue the vocation of journalism. Just after his death a biography written by Hugh Kingsmill (pseudonym of Hugh Kingsmill Lunn) was publiFrank Harrisd. From 1916 to 1922 he edited the U.
Born in Ireland he emigrated to America early in life working in a variety of unskilled jobs before attending the University of Kansas to read law. After graduation he quickly tired of his legal career and returned to Europe in 1882. He travelled on continental Europe before settling in London to pursue a career in journalism.