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Carl Sandburg

Carl SandburgAKA Charles August Sandburg

Born: 6-Jan-1878
Birthplace: Galesburg, IL [1]
Died: 22-Jul-1967
Location of death: Flat Rock, NC
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated, Sandburg Birthplace, Galesburg, IL

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Illinois poet, Lincoln biographer


[1] 313 E. Third Street, Galesburg, Illinois.

Father: August Anderson Sandburg (d. 10-Mar-1910)
Mother: Clara Anderson (d. 30-Dec-1926)
Wife: Lilian Steichen (b. 1-May-1883, Hancock MI, m. 15-Jun-1908, d. 18-Feb-1977)
Daughter: Margaret (b. 3-Jun-1911)
Daughter: Janet (b. 27-Jun-1916)
Daughter: Helga (b. 24-Nov-1918)
Sister: Mary Johnson (d. 29-Jul-1958)

    University: US Military Academy, West Point (two weeks)
    University: Lombard College, Galesburg, IL (1898-1902)

    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1919 for Corn Huskers
    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1951 for Complete Poems
    Pulitzer Prize for History 1940 for Abraham Lincoln\: The War Years
    Swedish Ancestry

Author of books:
In Reckless Ecstasy (1904, poetry)
Chicago Poems (1916, poetry)
Cornhuskers (1918, poetry)
Smoke and Steel (1920, poetry)
Slabs of the Sunburnt West (1922, poetry)
Selected Poems (1926, poetry)
Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years (1926, biography)
The American Songbag (1927, songs)
Good Morning, America (1928, poetry)
Steichen the Photographer (1929, biography)
Mary Lincoln: Wife and Widow (1932, biography)
The People, Yes (1936, poetry)
Abraham Lincoln: The War Years (1939, biography)
The New American Songbag (1950, songs)
Complete Poems (1950, poetry)
Harvest Poems (1950, poetry)
Honey and Salt (1963, poetry)
Complete Poems (1960, poetry)

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #1731 (13 cents, issued 6-Jan-1977)


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