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Clement Clarke Moore

(15 July 1779 – 10 July 1863 / New York City, New York)

Clement Clarke Moore
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Clement Clarke Moore was an American professor of Oriental and Greek literature at Columbia College, now Columbia University. He donated land from his family estate for the foundation of the General Theological Seminary, where he was a professor of Biblical learning and compiled a two-volume Hebrew dictionary. He is generally considered to be the author of the yuletide poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas", which later became famous as "T'was the Night Before Christmas".

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He was born on July 15, 1779, to Benjamin Moore and Charity Clarke and grew up in the family residence in Elmhurst, Queens. Clement Clarke Moore was a graduate of Columbia College ... more »

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  • Bronze Star - 6,756 Points * Sunprincess * (7/15/2014 2:03:00 PM)

    ...........Happy Birthday Clement! ! ! ...truly love your poem 'twas the night before Christmas...

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