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us: Lieberman, Elias, 1883-1969

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        (naf) Saint Petersburg (Russia)
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        (naf) Queens (New York, N.Y.)
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        • Organization: (naf) New York (N.Y.). Board of Education
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        • Organization: (naf) Poetry Society of America
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        (lcsh) Poets
          (lcsh) Educators
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        • found: His The American short story ... 1912.
        • found: Syracuse University Libraries Finding Aids, via WWW, January 13, 2015 (Elias Lieberman Papers; Elias Lieberman (1883-1969) was an American poet and educator, best known for his poem "I Am An American;" Lieberman was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on October 30, 1883 to Nathan David and Sophia (Elbaum) Lieberman; the family immigrated to America in 1891; upon graduating from the City College of New York with his A.B. in 1903, Lieberman began working as an English teacher at a public school; Lieberman went on to earn his M.A. (1906) and Ph. D. (1911) from New York University; on July 1, 1913, he married Rose Kiesler with whom he had two children, Amy and James; after years of working as an English teacher and high school principal, Lieberman accepted a position with the New York Board of Education in 1940 as an associate superintendent of schools in charge of the junior high school division; Lieberman's first major publication was American Short Story, published in 1912, followed by Paved Streets, published in 1918; other works incude Poetry for Junior High Schools (1926), Ancient Mariner and Poems of the Sea (editor, 1930), Poems for Enjoyment (1931), Man in the Shadows (1940) and To My Brothers Everywhere (1954); he was a member of the Poetry Society of America and served as a judge for various national poetry contests; Lieberman also worked as an associate editor for Puck, literary editor for The American Hebrew, and contributing editor for Current Literature; he died on July 13, 1969 in South Richmond Hill, NY)
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