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Willa (Sibert) Cather


Born in Winchester, Virginia. Received degrees from the University of Nebraska in 1895, University of Michigan in 1924, Columbia in 1928, Yale in 1930, Princeton in 1931 and University of California in 1931. Worked as managing editor of McClure's Magazine until 1924. Unmarried. She died in New York City.

Cather appears on the 1981 half ounce American Arts gold medallion. It was designed by Sherl J. Winter.

legal ref: Public Law 95-630, 92 Stat. 3679

bio: ConAut 128; DAB; NCAB 44; WAB; WWWA-2* (*gives year as 1876)

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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