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Birth: August 19, 1902 in Rye, New York.
An ancestor, General Francis Nash, gave his name to Nashville, Tennesee.
Raised in Rye, New York and Savannah, Georgia. Educated at St. George's School in Rhode Island and, briefly, Harvard University.
Started work writing advertising copy for Doubleday, Page Publishing, New York, in 1925. Published first book for children, The Cricket of Caradon in 1925.
First published poem Spring Comes to Murray Hill appears in New Yorker magazine in 1930. Joins staff at New Yorker in 1932.
Married Frances Rider Leonard on June 6, 1933. Published 19 books of poetry. Collaborated, in 1943, in the musical comedy, "One Touch of Venus."
Elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1950. Lived in New York but his principle home was in Baltimore, Maryland, where he died on May 19, 1971.
He was buried in North Hampton, New Hampshire.
I'm a Stranger Here Myself
The Face is Familiar
Many Long Years Ago
Parents Keep Out
The Private Dining Room
You Can't Get There From Here
The Christmas That Almost Wasn't
Everyone But Thee and Me
The Untold Adventures of Santa Claus
There's Always Another Windmill
The Old Dog Barks Backwards