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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Archibald MacLeish  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: May 7, 1892 in Glenco. Illinois


Illinois Connection

MacLeish was born and raised in Glencoe. He grew up on an estate bordering Lake Michigan.

Biographical and Professional Information

Archibald MacLeish is best known for his works of poetry, although he also wrote drama and criticism. He received a law degree fromm Harvard University, where he graduated first in his class. After practicing law from 1920 to 1923, he dicided to devote himself to literature. He was Librarian of Congress from 1939 to 1944 and Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard from 1949 to 1962.

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-- '''''Conquistador''''' *Pulitzer Prize for poetry, 1933 '''''Collected Poems 19171952''''' *Pulitzer Prize for poetry, 1953 *National Book Award, 1953 '''Other Awards