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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Glenn W. Dresbach  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Poetry

Born: 1889 in Lanark, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Dresbach was born on a farm near Lanark in 1889.

Biographical and Professional Information

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin where he was editor-in-chief of the Wisconsin Magazine, he went to the Canal Zone where he remained for four years in the employ of the Panama Railroad. From Panama he went to New Mexico as metallurgical accountant for a large copper producer. Upon the entrance of the United States into the World War, Dresbach enlisted and rose to the rank of captain before being demobilized. In 1919 he returned to New Mexico and in 1921 moved to Texas, where he married Mary Angela Boyle of Maryland. Later he returned to his old home at Lanark, Illinois, and devoted his entire time to poetry. He wrote the Foreword to the volume, ''Illinois Poets''.

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