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Archibald MacLeish
1st Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs
In office
December 20, 1944 – August 17, 1945
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by William Benton
9th Librarian of Congress
In office
July 10, 1939 – December 19, 1944
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded by Herbert Putnam
Succeeded by Luther H. Evans
Personal details
Born (1892-05-07)May 7, 1892
Glencoe, Illinois, US
Died April 20, 1982(1982-04-20) (aged 89)
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Nationality American
  • Poet
  • playwright
  • essayist
  • librarian of Congress
  • lawyer
Known for Poetry, drama, essays, librarianship
Writing career
Genre Poetry, drama, essays
Notable works Panic, 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. From 1949 to 1962, he was a professor at Harvard University. He was awarded three Pulitzer Prizes for his work.

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