Arthur Chapman

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Birthday
25, 1873
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Dec 4, 1945 (72)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
25, 1873
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Dec 4, 1945 (72)

About

American poet, author, and journalist known for "Out Where the West Begins" and other works of Cowboy Poetry. Many of his poems and novels are written in the western vernacular.

Before Fame

He lived in Rockford, Illinois until 1895, when he moved to Chicago to work for The Chicago Daily News. Later, his journalistic career extended to The Denver Times and The New York Herald Tribune.

Trivia

His famous poem, "Out Where the West Begins," was first set to music in 1920 and was frequently performed in concert halls.

Family Life

His first wife died in 1923; later, he married Kathleen Caesar, a newspaper editor.

Associated With

Like Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carl Sandburg, Chapman was an Illinois native.