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Archibald MacLeish
(1892 - 1982)

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1892 Born 7 May in Glencoe, Illinois
1907 Attends Hotchkiss school until 1911
1911 Attends Yale, majoring in English, until 1915
1915 Graduates from Yale and enters Harvard Law School
1916 Marries Ada Hitchcock
1917 Leaves for France and serves in the Yale Mobile Hospital Unit during World War I
1919 Graduates at the head of his class from Harvard Law School
1920 Member of the editorial board of Fortune magazine until 1939
1924 The Happy Marriage
1925 The Pot of Earth
1926 Streets on the Moon
1928 The Hamlet of A. MacLeish published
1929 Serves as Librarian of Congress until 1944
1930 New Found Land published
1932 Conquistador published
1933 Wins Pulitzer Prize for Conquistador
1939 America Was Promises published
1942 Assistant director of the Office of War Information until 1943
1944 Roosevelt appoints MacLeish assistant secretary of state for cultural and public affairs
1945 Leads the U.S. delegation to the organizational meeting of UNESCO
1946 Serves as assistant head of the U.S. delegation to UNESCO
1948 Actfive and Other Poems published
1949 Harvard's Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory until 1962
1949 Serves as Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard until 1962
1952 MacLeish's Collected Poems published, earning MacLeish a second Pulitzer Prize as well as the National Book Award and the Bollingen Prize
1952 The Trojan Horse broadcast and published
1953 Elected president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters
1958 J.B. published, earning him a Pulitzer Prize for drama
1963 Simpson Lecturer at Amherst College until 1967
1965 Receives an Academy Award for his work on the screenplay of The Eleanor Roosevelt Story
1967 Herakles
1982 Dies in Boston, Massachusetts
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