Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Johnson, Robert Underwood

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JOHNSON, ROBERT UNDERWOOD, an American poet and editor; born in Washington, D. C, Jan. 12, 1853; became associate editor of the “Century Magazine.” His efforts in behalf of the establishment of international copyright were recognized by the degree of M. A., conferred by Yale University in 1891. He edited, with C. C. Buel, the notable “Battles and Leaders of the Civil War” (1887-1888), and has published two volumes of poems: “The Winter Hour and Other Poems” (1892); and “Songs of Liberty” (1897), “Italian Rhapsody” (1917). Appointed U. S. Ambassador to Italy in 1920.