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Guiterman, Arthurlocked

(20 November 1871–11 January 1943)
  • Dennis Wepman

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Guiterman, Arthur (20 November 1871–11 January 1943), poet, was born in Vienna, Austria, the son of American citizens Alexander Guiterman, owner of the Fairfield Chemical Works in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and Louisa Wolf. His parents, New Yorkers who had lived in Vienna for some years, registered their children at the American Legation as natural-born Americans and returned to New York City before Arthur was three years old. He attended public school in Manhattan and at the age of seventeen entered the College of the City of New York (now the City College of New York). He got only average marks in math and science because he devoted most of his time and energy to athletics and the dramatic club, but in his major subject, English literature, he won the Ward Medal in English composition, became the class poet and secretary, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his B.A. in 1891....

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