Hugh E. Blair

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Hugh Edward Blair (May 23, 1909 – January 28, 1967) was a linguist and artist. He was the assistant of Alice Vanderbilt Morris, who founded the International Auxiliary Language Association, and the closest collaborator of Alexander Gode. Blair co-authored the Interlingua Grammar, which was published by IALA in 1951.

In 1953, Blair accompanied Gode to the newly formed Interlingua Division of Science Service. There, he and Gode edited the magazine Novas de Interlingua – the successor to Novas de IALA.

He left at the end of 1955 to start his own firm. Blair was also Secretary of the American Interlingua Society and editor of the society's magazine, Interlingua at Work.

He became known as a popular beat poet in the middle 1960s. He appeared in over 30 off-off Broadway plays, many staged at the Judson Memorial Church, in Greenwich Village, NYC. His poetry from the 1960s has been collected in a book published by his son, photographer Richard Blair, in the book ′New York 1969′.

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