The New Student's Reference Work/Boker, George Henry
Bo′ker, George Henry, an American poet, was born at Philadelphia in 1823, and died there in 1890. He wrote several plays, which were successful on the stage, among them Calaynos, a Tragedy, and Francesca da Rimini. His war poems, written during the Civil War, were published in a volume entitled Poems of the War. He was appointed minister to Constantinople, and after four years was transferred to St. Petersburg. In 1882 he published a volume of verse, The Book of the Dead.