The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Sandburg, Carl
SANDBURG, Carl, American author: b. Galesburg, Ill., 6 Jan. 1878. In 1898-1902 he studied at Lombard College, Galesburg, and in 1910-12 was secretary to the mayor of Milwaukee, Wis. He became associate editor of System Magazine in 1913 and was also editorial writer on the Chicago Daily News. Mr. Sandburg was awarded the Levinson prize in the Poetry Magazine in 1914. He served in Company C, 6th Illinois Volunteers, in 1898 and saw active service in Porto Rico. In 1918 he was a member of the editorial board of the National Labor Defense Council.