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Arrington, Alfred W. (17 September 1810–31 December 1867), minister, author, and judge, was born in Iredell County, North Carolina, the son of H. Archibald Arrington, a Methodist minister. (His mother’s maiden name was Moore; her first name is not known.) Arrington passed his childhood amid the picturesque scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains. His early education consisted solely of reading from the Bible, until a family with a small library moved into the area and he was able to read more widely....

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Dale, Thomas (1700–16 September 1750), physician, jurist, and poet, was born in Hoxton, England, to a gentry family with medical interests. His parents’ names are unknown. He attended Brasenose College, Oxford University, from 1717 to 1720 and in 1721 began study at the University of Leyden, from which he received a medical degree on 23 September 1723 for ...

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Hopkinson, Francis (02 October 1737–09 May 1791), author, composer, and judge, was born in Philadelphia, the son of Thomas Hopkinson, a lawyer and Pennsylvania councillor, and Mary Johnson. Hopkinson’s father emigrated from England in 1731. Hopkinson matriculated in the first class of the College of Philadelphia (later the University of Pennsylvania) in 1751; he graduated in 1757 and, with other members of his class, received an M.A. degree three years later....

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Malone, Walter (10 February 1866–18 May 1915), judge and poet, was born in De Soto County, Mississippi, the youngest of the twelve children of Franklin Jefferson Malone, a surgeon, and Mary Louisa Hardin. His father was an army surgeon during the Mexican War and later was a member of the Mississippi Constitutional Convention in 1868. As a boy Malone showed an interest in writing, publishing several articles in the Louisville ...

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John Trumbull. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-107077).

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Trumbull, John (24 April 1750–11 May 1831), poet and judge, was born in Watertown, Connecticut, the son of the Reverend John Trumbull and Sarah Whitman, a remarkably well-educated woman for her time. Taught by his parents, Trumbull was considered an intellectual prodigy and was admitted to Yale College at age seven, but he delayed entry until 1763. After graduating in 1767 he remained in New Haven until 1770, beginning his career as a poet in 1769 with “Epithalamion” and “The Meddler.” These began the career of one of the most prominent figures in early American writing....

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Tucker, St. George (29 June 1752–10 November 1827), jurist, author, and poet, was born near Port Royal, Bermuda, the son of Henry Tucker, a merchant, and Anne Butterfield. Educated locally, he left the island in 1771 to attend the College of William and Mary in Virginia. Shortly after his arrival in Williamsburg, Tucker was accepted as a law student by the eminent attorney ...