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Howard Benjamin Austin

Born: 1886 in Blue Mound, Illinois
Died: 1962 in Springfield, Illinois

Pen Name: Howard B. Austin

Connection to Illinois: Austin was born and raised in Central Illinois.

Biography: Howard B. Austin was the first Poet Laureate of the State of Illinois, designated by Governor Horner in 1936. He would write poetry on the cusp and often present it right after it was written. He was a singer in a male quartet called the 'Pawnee Four' who would sing and harmonize his off the cuff lyrics. He never sought publication and sales of his works. He died in Springfield in 1962 at the age of 76.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Howard Benjamin Austin on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

The charity and loyalty of some of our clergy in a short view of Dr. M's sermon before their Majesties at Hampton-Court, July the 14th, 1689. Whereinhe still charges the Protestant dissenters with sc
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Janeway 1689