Born: 1893 December 10 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1961 May 29 in Norwich, connecticut, United States
Biography: Edwin Alger Jr., pseudonym of Jay Jerome Williams, was the writer of 'Phil Hardy', drawn by George Storm in 1925. This strip appeared under the name 'Bound to Win' between 1927 and 1934. He is also the creator of the comic strip 'Ben Webster' (or 'Ben Webster's Career'), which appeared in newspapers between 1934 and 1940, and in comic books published by National/DC. It is possible that Alger did the art himself during the comic's early years, but in later years he has worked with several ghost artists.