Robert Underwood Johnson


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(1853–1937), was associated with the Century Magazine from 1873 and succeeded R.W. Gilder as editor (1909). His many occasional poems in the romantic tradition of the Gilded Age, including Saint-Gaudens, an Ode (1910), won him a reputation as the unofficial poet laureate of the U.S. and were collected in Poems of Fifty Years (1931). After 1919 he served as director of the Hall of Fame, and he was ambassador to Italy (1920–21). His memoirs were published as Remembered Yesterdays (1923).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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