Lowell, James Russell
- Michael Hovland
(b Cambridge, MA, Feb 22, 1819; d Cambridge, MA, Aug 12, 1891). American poet. He studied law at Harvard University, after which he devoted several years to writing and editing works opposed to slavery. From 1855 to 1875 he was Smith Professor of Modern Languages at Harvard, succeeding Longfellow; during this time he edited the ...