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Federal Poet

This famous historic poet was also a federal employee and worked in the Army Paymaster’s office, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Attorney General’s office. Who was it?

A. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
B. Edgar Allan Poe
C. Walt Whitman
D. Robert Frost

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Answer: C, Walt Whitman

"Whitman lived in Washington, DC, for a decade from 1863-1873. During this time, he established himself as a great poet of the Civil War with his volume Drum-Taps (1865), later folded into his best-known work, Leaves of Grass. To support himself and to help fund his work aiding soldiers, Whitman secured low-level government work--functioning mainly as a clerk, spending much of his time as a scribe or copyist. He worked in the Army Paymaster's office, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Attorney General's office." Learn more.

Posted by FederalDaily Staff on Jan 15, 2015 at 2:39 PM

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