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Laurence Urdang

(1927-2008) Lexicographer, writer. Laurence Urdang was born in Manhattan, New York, and graduated from the Fieldston School in the Bronx, New York. He wrote or edited more than 100 dictionaries and other reference books. He was the brother of writer Constance Urdang.

Dorothy Uhnak

(1930-2006) Novelist. Dorothy Uhnak was born in the Bronx, New York, and died in Greenport, New York. She lived in Shelter Island, New York, and was the author of crime novels and had served several years as a detective for the New York City Transit Authority.

Louis Untermeyer

(1885-1977) Poet, anthologist. Louis Untermeyer was born in Manhattan, New York. Untermeyer worked with Max Eastman, John Reed, and Floyd Dell on the leftist publication “The Masses.” Untermeyer was blacklisted along with many others during McCarthyism. He was Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1961 to 1963. He was married to the … Continued