Edgar Lee Masters Research Paper

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Edgar Lee Masters was born in Garnett, Kansas on August 23, 1868. He was the son of Hardin W. Masters and Emma Dexter Masters. he spent most of his childhood in Petersburg, Illinois. His family moved to Lewistown, Illinois in 1880. He attended Lewistown High School and graduated in 1886. He soon published his first writing in Chicago Daily News. After working at his fathers law office for a couple of years, he moved to Chicago. There he worked as a bill collector for Edison Company. In 1893, along with Kicksham Scanlon, he established his first law office. In that same year he wrote Benedict Arnold. He got married to Helen Jenkins on June 21, 1898. The following year they gave birth to their first son, Hardin Masters.

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