Joel Benton

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Joel Benton
Born Joel Benton
(1832-05-29)May 29, 1832
Amenia, New York, US
Died September 15, 1911(1911-09-15) (aged 79)
Poughkeepsie, New York, US
Occupation Poet
writer
Lecturer
Nationality American
Notable work(s) Emerson As A Poet
The Truth About Protection
Greeley on Lincoln
In the Poe Circle
The Life of Phineas T. Barnum

Joel Benton (May 29, 1832 – September 15, 1911) was an American writer, poet and lecturer.

Biography[edit]

Benton was born in Amenia, Dutchess County, New York.[1] He worked as a teacher, writer and lecturer.[2]

As well as producing poetry, he wrote Emerson As A Poet (1882), The Truth About Protection (1892), Greeley on Lincoln (1893), In the Poe Circle (1899) and The Life of Phineas T. Barnum.

He died in 1911 in Poughkeepsie.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adams, Arthur G. (1988). The Hudson River in Literature: An Anthology. Fordham Univ Press. p. 321. 
  2. ^ Chisholm, Hugh (1913). The Britannica Year Book. Encyclopœdia Britannica Company. p. 752. 
  3. ^ Adams, Arthur G. (1988). The Hudson River in Literature: An Anthology. Fordham Univ Press. p. 321. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Adams, Arthur G., The Hudson River in Literature: an Anthology (1980)

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