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Frank Aylsworth Lydic

Frank Aylsworth Lydic, American poet. Named Union Poet Laureate, National Convention, 1980. Member of Little Big Horn Associates, Chicago Poets and Patrons, Illinois State Poetry Society (president since 1983), Nebraska Writers Guild, Nebraska Poets Association (associate), Western Writers America (associate).

Background

  • Lydic, Frank Aylsworth was born on January 22, 1909 in Farnam, Nebraska, United States. Son of Robert Johnston and Lula Ethel (Aylsworth) Lydic.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kearney State College, Nebraska, 1931.

    Career

    • Teacher, schools, California, 1931—1956. Riverman, various vessels Mississippi river, 1961. Retired; delegate National Maritime Union Convention, 1966, 1969, 1972, 1976.

      With United States Merchant Marine, 1943-1948, 1956-1961.

    Works

    • Author: Desert Lure, 1971, 3rd edition, 1984, Rhymes of a Riverman, 1973, When My Stretch on the River is Done, 1974, Nebraska! Oh Nebraska, 1975, San Francisco Revisited, 1976, At the Little Bighorn, 1976, The Far West's Race with Death, 1979, Rhymed Lines from the River, 1980, Comanche! Oh Comanche!, 1982, Custer Controversies, 1983, In Praise of Texas Jack, 1984, The Bones of Sitting Bull, 1986, He Saved the Buffalo, 1987.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member of Little Big Horn Associates, Chicago Poets and Patrons, Illinois State Poetry Society (president since 1983), Nebraska Writers Guild, Nebraska Poets Association (associate), Western Writers America (associate).

    Connections

    • Married Florence Faye Meadows, July 2, 1934 (deceased 1984). Children: Marcelle, Bernice Joy(deceased), Robert Norman. Married Nellie Snyder Yost, August 30, 1984.
    • father: Robert Johnston Lydic
    • mother: Lula Ethel (Aylsworth) Lydic
    • spouses: Florence Faye Meadows
    • Nellie Snyder Yost
    • children: Marcelle Lydic
    • Bernice Joy Lydic (deceased)
    • Robert Norman Lydic
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    Born January 22, 1909
    Nationality
    • 1931
      Kearney State College
    • 1931 - 1956
      Teacher
      California, United States
    • 1961
      riverman
    • 1966
      delaware National Maritime Union Convention
    • 1969
      delaware National Maritime Union Convention
    • 1972
      delaware National Maritime Union Convention
    • 1976
      delaware National Maritime Union Convention

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