Glenn W. Dresbach
Born: 1889 in Lanark, Illinois
Died: 1968 in Lanark, Illinois Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Dresbach was born on a farm near Lanark in 1889. Biography: 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''.