How H Allen Smith Died: Cause of Death, Age at Death, and More!

H Allen Smith reached the respectable age of 68 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous Autobiographer.

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He claimed to have taken the first legal drink once Prohibition was repealed.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

How did H Allen Smith die?

Information about the death of H Allen Smith
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death68 years
Death dateFebruary 24, 1976
Place of deathSan Francisco, California, United States
Place of burialN/A


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