Macy, John Albert
- Ann T. Keene
Macy, John Albert (10 April 1877–26 August 1932), author, critic, and poet, was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Powell Macy and Janet Foster Patten, the descendants of early New England settlers long associated with the whaling industry. His parents' occupations are unknown, although the family reportedly had meager resources. John Macy grew up in the Boston area and attended Malden High School in Malden, Massachusetts. Upon graduation in 1895 he enrolled at Harvard on a partial scholarship, majoring in English literature....