Walter R. Brooks (1886-1958) was the author of the Freddy the Pig series of children's books. He also wrote the short story "Ed takes the Pledge" which became the basis for the television series Mister Ed.
Life and Works
Brooks was born in Rome, New York, on January 9, 1886, as the son of a professor and clergyman father and his mother, daughter of the mayor, though they died when he was young and he lived with his older sister. He studied in homeopathic medicine, married, worked for an advertising agency, worked for the Red Cross, wrote for the New York, remarried, wrote his books, and died on August 17, 1958.
- Freddy the Politician by Walter R. Brooks, The Overlook Press, 1939.