Born Frederick Ogden Nash on August 19, 1902 in Rye, New York.
An ancestor, General Francis Nash, gave his name to Nashville, Tennessee.
Raised in Rye, New York and Savannah, Georgia. Educated at St. George's School in Rhode Island and, briefly, Harvard University.
Started work writing advertising copy for Doubleday, Page Publishing, New York, in 1925.
Published first book for children, The Cricket of Caradon in 1925.
First published poem Spring Comes to Murray Hill appears in New Yorker magazine in 1930.
Joins staff at New Yorker in 1932.
Married Frances Rider Leonard on June 6, 1933. ... more »
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Quotationsmore quotations »
''I think remorse ought to stop biting the consciences that feed it.''Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. "A Clean Conscience Never Relaxes," I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1938).
''One man's remorse is another man's reminiscence.''Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. A Clean Conscience Never Relaxes, I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1938).
''Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind.''Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. "A Clean Conscience Never Relaxes," I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1938).
''A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.''Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. A Dog's Best Friend Is his Illiteracy, The Private Dining Room (1953).
''The giant was hairy, the giant was horrid,Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. Adventures of Isabel (l. 23-24). . . Oxford Book of American Light Verse, The. William Harmon, ed. (1979) Oxfor...
He had one eye in the middle of his forehead.''
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