James Boyd

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Birthday
2, 1888
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Feb 25, 1944 (55)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
2, 1888
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Feb 25, 1944 (55)

About

An American author of historical novels, he is best known for such titles as Drums (1925), Marching On (1927), and Bitter Creek (1939). He also published poetry and short story collections.

Before Fame

He graduated from Princeton University in 1910 and went on to study at Trinity College, Cambridge. During the World War I years, he served in the Army Ambulance Service.

Trivia

He organized the Free Company of Players, a group of American writers.

Family Life

He was raised by wealthy parents, John Yeomans Boyd and Eleanor Gilmore Herr Boyd, in Pennsylvania. He died in Princeton, New Jersey, at the age of fifty-five.

Associated With

William Faulkner belonged to Boyd's group, the Free Company of Players.