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Fitz-Greene Halleck
Date: 1790 - 1867
Remarks: Halleck was a primary figure in the literary circle which included his friends James Fenimore Cooper, Washington Irving, and William Cullen Bryant. Halleck's fame was established with the publication of "Fanny", a satire on the follies of society. "Marco Bozzaris" (1825) is among his best-remembered poems. Halleck was also employed as confidential secretary in the office of John Jacob Astor from 1832 to 1849.