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Archibald Macleish

Archibald MacleishBorn: 7-May-1892
Birthplace: Glencoe, IL
Died: 20-Apr-1982
Location of death: Boston, MA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Pine Grove Cemetery, Conway, MA

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Conquistador

Military service: US Army (WWI, Captain, ambulance driver, artilleryman)

Father: Andrew Macleish (merchant)
Mother: Martha Hillard (professor)
Wife: Ada Hitchcock (singer, m. 21-Jun-1916, until his death)
Son: Kenneth Macleish
Son: Brewster Hitchcock Macleish (d.)
Daughter: Mary Hillard
Son: William Hitchcock Macleish (executive at Yale University)

    High School: Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT (1911)
    University: AB, Yale University (1915)
    Law School: LLB, Harvard Law School (1919)

    US Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs (1944-45)
    Librarian of Congress (1939-44)
    Fortune Editor (1928-38)
    The New Republic Editor (early 1920s, briefly)
    League of American Writers
    Psi Upsilon Fraternity Yale
    Skull and Bones Society
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Bollingen Prize in Poetry 1953 (with William Carlos Williams)
    Cosmos Club Award 1977
    National Book Award for Poetry 1953 for Collected Poems: 1917-1952
    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1933 for Conquistador
    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1953 for Collected Poems: 1917-1952
    Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1959 for J. B.

Author of books:
The Happy Marriage (1924, poetry)
The Pot of Earth (1925, poetry)
Streets in the Moon (1926, poetry)
The Hamlet of A. Macleish (1928, poetry)
Conquistador (1932, poetry)
Frescoes for Mr. Rockefeller's City (1933, poetry)
Public Speech (1936, poetry)
America Was Promises (1939, poetry)
Collected Poems: 1917-1952 (1952)

Wrote plays:
The Fall of the City (1937, for radio)
Air Raid (1938, for radio)
J.B. (1958)
The Great American Fourth of July Parade (1975, for radio)


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