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Archibald MacLeish
Archibald MacLeish (May 7, 1892 – April 20, 1982) was an American poet and writer, who was associated with the modernist school of poetry. MacLeish studied English at Yale University and law at Harvard University. He enlisted in and saw action during the First World War and lived in Paris in the 1920s. On returning to the United States, he contributed to Henry Luce's magazine Fortune from 1929 to 1938. For five years, MacLeish was the ninth Librarian of Congress, a post he accepted at the urging of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. From 1949 to 1962, he was Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard. He was awarded three Pulitzer Prizes for his work. MacLeish was born in Glencoe, Illinois. His father, Scottish-born Andrew MacLeish, worked as a dry-goods merchant and was a founder of the Chicago department store Carson Pirie Scott.[citation needed] His mother, Martha (née Hillard), was a college professor and had served as president of Rockford College. He grew up on an estate bordering Lake Michigan. He attended the Hotchkiss School from 1907 to 1911. For his college education, MacLeish went to Yale University, where he majored in English, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and was selected for the Skull and Bones society. He then enrolled in Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
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Born: 1892, Glencoe
Died: 1982, Boston

Alternate Names: Macleish, Archibald, MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982, Macleish, McLeish, Archibald, MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-, MacLeish, Archibald, nar. 1892, Mac Leish, Archibald 1892-1982, McLeish Archibald 1892-1982, Mac Leish, Archibald, 1892-, Macleish, A., Mc Leish, Archibald, Mc Leish Archibald 1892-1982, Mac Leish, Archibald
Occupation(s): poet lawyer, playwright, librarian, poet, lawyer, writer, university teacher, Librarians, Librarians of Congress, Periodical editors, Poets, Public officials, Translator, Authors, American, Authors, College teachers, Dramatists
Employer(s): Library of Congress, Amherst College, Harvard University
Associated Place(s): Paris (France), United States, Conway (Mass.), Massachusetts--Cambridge, Europe, Spain

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University of Minnesota (WLB/KUOM) 1

National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB) 2