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ROOT, EDWARD MERRILL: 1895-1973.

The son of Edward Tallmadge and Georgiana Merrill Root, Edward Merrill Root was born on Jan. 4, 1895, in Baltimore, Md. He earned the A.B. degree from Amherst College in 1917. He married Alsa Voorhees Landon on June 8, 1922, and they had one daughter, Georgiana Merrill. A poet, essayist, and lecturer, Root taught English at Earlham College from 1920 until 1960. Many of his poems have been published in anthologies and texts. He has served as poetry editor for QUAKER LIFE and AMERICAN OPINION and received the Freedom Foundation Medal in 1953. He died in Portland, Maine, on Oct. 26, 1973.

Information from Contemporary Authors, Mrs. Charles O. Yount, and INDIANAPOLIS STAR, Oct. 28, 1973.

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