Allen Tate

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Birthday
19, 1899
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Feb 9, 1979 (79)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
19, 1899
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Feb 9, 1979 (79)

About

American poet and author who wrote literary and political commentary and served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 1943 to 1944. He is most famous for a poem entitled "Ode to the Confederate Dead."

Before Fame

He attended Vanderbilt University, and he later taught at Kenyon College.

Trivia

He and T.S. Eliot were literary contemporaries and acquaintances.

Family Life

He had three children with his wife Isabella Gardner.

Associated With

He wrote a biography of Jefferson Davis.