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Robert Frost
(1874 - 1963)

1874 Born 26 March in San Francisco
1885 Father dies, family leaves California and settles in Massachusetts
1892 Enrols at Dartmouth College
1892 Graduates from Lawrence High School
1895 Marries Elinor White
1897 Attends Harvard College but leaves without a degree
1912 Sells the family farm and moves to England, to devote himself entirely to writing
1913 A Boy's Will published
1914 North of Boston published
1915 Returns to the U.S., buys a farm in Franconia, N.H
1916 Mountain Interval published
1923 New Hampshire published
1924 Receives a Pulitzer Prize in poetry for New Hampshire
1930 Selected Poems published
1930 Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters
1930 Wins a second Pulitzer Prize for Collected Poems
1936 A Further Range published
1936 A Further Range published
1937 A Further Range earns him a third Pulitzer Prize
1938 Wife Elinor dies of heart disease
1942 A Witness Tree published
1942 Fourth Pulitzer Prize for A Witness Tree
1945 A Masque of Reason published
1947 A Masque of Mercy published
1947 Bush published
1949 Appointed Saimpson Lecturer for Life by Amherst College
1954 Travels on good-will mission to Brazil, at the State Department's request
1957 Returns to England to receive honorary degrees from Oxford and Cambridge
1957 Travels on good-will mission to Britain, at the State Department's request
1958 Named poetry consultant for the Library of Congress
1961 Reads at John F. Kennedy's Presidential inauguration
1961 Travels on good-will mission to Greece, at the State Department's request
1962 In the Clearing published
1962 Awarded the Congressional Gold Medal and the Edward MacDowell Medal
1962 Sent to the Soviet Union as a cultural envoy by Kennedy
1963 Dies in Boston 29 January

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