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Lawyers and Poetry

Joseph Whitla Stinson


J.W. Stinson had a reputation as being a "colorful lawyer." He was also a poet and landscape artist.

Stinson was born in New York. He studied architecture, civil engineerying and law at columbia University. He served in the State Department as a lawyer in the Latin-American Division.

Stinson was a water colorist and exhibited his works in musems in Washington, New York, Chicago and Philadephia. He studied art in Rome.

[Source: Obituary, Washington Post, Oct. 6, 1954]


J. Whitla Stinson, Sonnets to "You," (Woodstock, New York: Crane Press, 1942)