Mapes, Arthur Franklin

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Mapes, Arthur Franklin Gender: M
born on 16 March 1913 at 00:45 (= 12:45 AM )
Place Kendallville, Indiana, 41n26, 85w16
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 25°05' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 00°14 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 18°19'


American poet whose works include "Indiana," adopted as the Official State Poem of Indiana in 1963. In 1977, he was designated Indiana State Poet Laureate, a position that was not officially recognized by the State of Indiana until 1 July 2005. Much of his poetry reflected his humble beginnings and the love he had for his hometown, Kendallville, and state. His poetry also reflected his feelings on God, family, and nature. Many of his poems were printed in national and international publications.

In 1980, his collected poetry was published in a limited-edition hardcover book, Indiana Memories. He died on 4 January 1986, aged 72.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Gain social status 1977 (Indiana State Poet Laureate)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Indiana State Poet Laureate)