Biography Ogden Nash
Born Frederick Ogden Nash on August 19, 1902 in Rye, New York.
An ancestor, General Francis Nash, gave his name to Nashville, Tennesee.
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.
Published 19 books of poetry.
Collaborated, in 1943, in the musical comedy, "One Touch of Venus."
Elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1950.
Lived in New York but his principal home was in Baltimore, Maryland, where he died on May 19, 1971. He was buried in North Hampton, New Hampshire.
Hard Lines 1931
I'm a Stranger Here Myself 1938
The Face is Familiar 1940
Good Intentions 1942
Many Long Years Ago 1945
Selected Verse 1946
Parents Keep Out 1951
The Private Dining Room 1953
You Can't Get There From Here 1957
The Christmas That Almost Wasn't 1957
Verses from 1929 On 1959
Everyone But Thee and Me 1962
Marriage Lines 1964
The Untold Adventures of Santa Claus 1964
There's Always Another Windmill 1968
Bed Riddance 1970
The Old Dog Barks Backwards 1972