08:54 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 07/16/2012 02:30PM
Donald J. Sobol, the author of the popular Encyclopedia Brown and Two-Minute Mysteries series, died on Wednesday, Reuters reports. He was 87.
Born in New York City, Sobol served with the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. He went on to earn his Bachelor's Degree from Oberlin College in Ohio.
Starting out his professional career writing for the New York Sun, Sobol eventually worked his way up to reporter, and then worked at the New York Daily News for two years.
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