|Abraham Merritt (January 20, 1884-August 21, 1943) was an American editor and author of works of fantastic fiction.|
Born in New Jersey, he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1894. Originally trained in law, he turned to journalism, first as a correspondent, and later as editor. He was assistant editor of The American Weekly from 1912 to 1937, then its editor until his death of a heart attack in 1943. His fiction was only a sideline to his journalism career, which might explain his relatively low output.
Merritt married twice, once in the 1910s to Eleanore Ratcliffe, with whom he raised an adopted daughter, and again in the 1930s to Eleanor H. Johnson.
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