Robert Morse Lovett

Robert Morse Lovett

Robert Morse Lovett was born in 1870. He moved to Chicago to work for the New Republic. While in the city he became a resident in the Hull House Settlement.

Lovett taught at Hull House and one of his students, Oscar Ludman, later published the highly acclaimed book, A Stepchild of the Rhine (1931).

Lovett, for many years the editor of The Dial, joined with Agnes Smedley, Norman Thomas and Roger Baldwin in 1919 to establish the Friends of Freedom for India. Lovett, who later became professor of English at the University of Chicago, published his autobiography, All Our Years, in 1948.

Robert Lovett died in 1956.

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