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John Crowe Ransom

John Crowe RansomBorn: 30-Apr-1888
Birthplace: Pulaski, TN
Died: 4-Jul-1974
Location of death: Gambier, OH
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: God Without Thunder

Military service: Fifth Field Artillery (WWI)

Father: John James Ransom (b. 1853, d. 1934)
Mother: Sara Elle Crowe Ransom (b. 1859, d. 1947)
Sister: Annie Phillips
Brother: Richared B. Ransom
Sister: Ella Irene
Wife: Robb Reavill (m. 22-Dec-1920)
Daughter: Helen (b. 17-Jan-1922)
Son: Reavill (b. 14-Sep-1923)
Son: James (b. 12-Apr-1935)

    High School: Bowen School, Nashville, TN (1903)
    University: Vanderbilt University (1909)
    University: Oxford University (Rhodes Scholarship, 1910-13)

    American Academy of Arts and Letters
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Rhodes Scholarship 1910
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1931
    Bollingen Prize in Poetry 1951
    National Book Award for Poetry 1964 for Selected Poems
    Emerson Thoreau Medal 1968

Author of books:
Chills and Fever (1924, poetry)
Two Gentlemen in Bonds (1927, poetry)
God Without Thunder (1930)
The World's Body (1938)
The New Criticism (1941)
Poems and Essays (1955, poetry)
Selected Poems (1963, poetry)
Beating the Bushes (1972)


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