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date: 08 April 2020

Untermeyer, Louislocked

(01 October 1885–19 December 1977)
  • Joel Athey

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Untermeyer, Louis (01 October 1885–19 December 1977), poet and anthologist, was born in New York City, the son of Emanuel Untermeyer, a prosperous jewelry manufacturer, and Julia Michael. As a child, Untermeyer wanted to become a concert pianist. Instead, he dropped out of high school at age fifteen and joined the family business. He spent twenty-two years as a salesman, designer, and finally vice president in the firm. At twenty-one he married Jean Starr ( ...

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