James Kirke Paulding

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Birthday
22, 1778
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Apr 6, 1860 (81)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
22, 1778
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Apr 6, 1860 (81)

About

An American author associated with the Knickerbocker Group, he is known for such works as The Diverting History of John Bull and Brother Jonathan; The Dutchman's Fireside; The Life of Washington, and The Lay of the Scottish Fiddle.

Before Fame

Active in politics and government, he worked as the secretary to the Board of Navy Commissioners.

Trivia

His Knickerbocker Group associates included William Cullen Bryant, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, and many other prominent literary figures.

Family Life

He was born in Pleasant Valley, New York. He married Gertrude Kemble.

Associated With

He was a close friend of Washington Irving, the author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle.

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