abbott lawrence lowell


Abbott Lawrence [ab-uht] , 1856–1943, political scientist and educator: president of Harvard University 1909–33.
his sister, Amy, 1874–1925, U.S. poet and critic.
James Russell, 1819–91, U.S. poet, essayist, and diplomat.
Percival, 1855–1916, U.S. astronomer and author (brother of Abbott Lawrence Lowell and Amy Lowell).
Robert, 1917–77, U.S. poet.
a city in NE Massachusetts, on the Merrimack River.
a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “little wolf.” Unabridged
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Lowell (ˈləʊəl)
1.  Amy (Lawrence). 1874--1925, US imagist poet and critic
2.  James Russell. 1819--91, US poet, essayist, and diplomat, noted for his series of poems in Yankee dialect, Biglow Papers (1848; 1867)
3.  Robert (Traill Spence). 1917--77, US poet. His volumes of verse include Lord Weary's Castle (1946), Life Studies (1959), For the Union Dead (1964), and a book of free translations of European poems, Imitations (1961)

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abbott lawrence lowell

American lawyer and educator, president of Harvard University from 1909 to 1933, who led the university in significant academic growth.

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