Edwin Markham

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Birthday
23, 1852
Birthplace
Oregon
Death Date
Mar 7, 1940 (87)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
23, 1852
Birthplace
Oregon
Death Date
Mar 7, 1940 (87)

About

Poet Laureate of Oregon whose verse works include The Shoes of Happiness and Gates of Paradise. He published two prose works -- Children in Bondage and California the Wonderful -- in 1914.

Before Fame

He attended a Christian college in Santa Rosa, California. He later served as Superintendent of Schools in El Dorado County, California.

Trivia

His 1899 poetry collection, The Man With the Hoe, was inspired by a French painting.

Family Life

He was married three times, and he moved to New York City with his third wife, Anna Catherine Murphy.

Associated With

He developed a friendship with Franklin D. Roosevelt.