Famous Unitarians

Frank Lloyd Wright

Famous as the architect of buildings that broke the mold of the day, Frank Lloyd Wright was a lifelong Unitarian and the designer of several Unitarian meeting houses. His iconic and more familiar works include the Guggenheim Museum in New York City and Fallingwater, a residence which has been called the best work
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Louisa May Alcott

“Christmas won’t be Christmas without presents!” Thus begins the arc of the psychological, spiritual, and romantic development of the four March sisters in the beloved 1868 novel Little Women. Louisa May Alcott was the daughter of New England transcendentalist philosophical leader and Unitarian minister Bronson
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e. e. cummings

Edward Estlin Cummings (October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962), the poet e. e. cummings, was an American poet distinguished by using the lower case in his poetry. Though Harvard born and bred, cummings was a lifelong rebel and Unitarian. He penned poetry that is abstract and evocative.  He was noted for
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Herman Melville

Herman Melville (1-August-1819 – 28-September-1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet. Among his best-known works are Moby Dick (1851), Typee (1846), and Billy Budd, a posthumously published novella.  Melville’s works were not celebrated in his lifetime and he earned little from his
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Christopher Reeve

Christopher Reeve (25-September-1952 – 10-October-2004) was an American actor. He graduated from Cornell University with a degree in music theory and English, and later attended the Juilliard School of Performing Arts. Reeve was a prolific theatre actor, performing in about 150 plays the Broadway plays, most
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Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (11-November-1922 – 11-April-2007) was an American writer. In a career spanning over 50 years, he published 14 novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five nonfiction works, with further collections being published after his death. Vonnegut was an atheist, a humanist and a
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