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Manlius Thompson Flippin
Manlius Thompson Flippin, Poems and Addresses
Manlius Flippin was born in Monroe County, Kentucky, July 29, 1841. "From the age of sixteen to twenty-four young Flippin was engaged in studying and teaching. He was admitted to the bar in 1865, and began the practice of his profession at Tompkinsville, the couny seat of his native county . . . . Mr. Flippin has served several sessions as republican member to the house of the Kentucky legislature. In 1874 he was elected judge of the county court for four years, and received the re-election in 1878; and again in 1886 was elected to the same position. He has also held other important positions of public trust . . . . He was married in 1871 to Miss Susan Maxey. The poems of Mr. Flippin have generally appeared under the nom de plume of Eugene. This gentleman has a very strong predilection for literature, but for twenty years the demands and the labors of official and professional business have left him little time to devote to literary pursuits. He has a splendid library and is a close student."
[Thos. W. Herringshaw (ed.), Local and National Poets of America 839 (Chicago: American Publishers' Association, 1890)]
Manlius Thompson Flippin, Poems and Addresses (Chicago: American Publishers' Association, 1892)