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Archibald MacLeish

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Archibald MacLeish
1st Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs
In office
December 20, 1944 – August 17, 1945
PresidentFranklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byWilliam Benton
9th Librarian of Congress
In office
July 10, 1939 – December 19, 1944
PresidentFranklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded byHerbert Putnam
Succeeded byLuther H. Evans
Personal details
Born(1892-05-07)May 7, 1892
Glencoe, Illinois, US
DiedApril 20, 1982(1982-04-20) (aged 89)
Boston, Massachusetts, US
  • Poet
  • playwright
  • essayist
  • librarian of Congress
  • lawyer
Known forPoetry, drama, essays, librarianship
Writing career
GenrePoetry, drama, essays
Notable worksPanic, J.B.

Archibald MacLeish (May 7, 1892 – April 20, 1982) was an American poet and writer. He worked for Fortune from 1929 to 1938. For five years, MacLeish was the ninth Librarian of Congress, nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.[1] From 1949 to 1962, he was a professor at Harvard University. He was awarded three Pulitzer Prizes for his work.

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  1. "Archibald MacLeish, 9th Librarian of Congress 1939-1944". Library of Congress. Retrieved July 19, 2016.