Archibald Macleish

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Birthday
7, 1892
Birthplace
Glencoe, IL
Death Date
Apr 20, 1982 (89)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
7, 1892
Birthplace
Glencoe, IL
Death Date
Apr 20, 1982 (89)

About

American Modernist poet, author, and Librarian of Congress who earned three Pulitzer Prizes for his poetic and dramatic works. His best-known poetic works include Conquistador and Collected Poems, 1917–1952; his prose and dramatic works include The Eleanor Roosevelt Story and The Fall of the City.

Before Fame

He was born in Glencoe, Illinois to Andrew MacLeish and Martha Hillard MacLeish, and he attended Yale University and Harvard Law School.

Trivia

He temporarily put aside his literary and legal pursuits to serve in World War I as an ambulance driver and artillery captain.

Family Life

He married Ada Hitchcock in 1916, and the couple subsequently raised three children.

Associated With

He lived in Paris from 1923-1928, joining other expatriate authors such as Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein.

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