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Corbin A. Waldron

Poet Laureate of North Dakota

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Corbin Waldron's Footprints in America's Fields
(Philadelphia: Dorrance & Company, Publishers, 1975)

Corbin A. Waldron was a practicing lawyer who lived in Minot, North Dakota. He attended Fargo College for three years and completed his education at the University of Minnesota, where he received his law degree. In college he edited the college annual Wau-kan, and in law school contributed poetry to university magazines and the Minnesota Daily and Minneapolis Tribune. In 1957 he was, by an act of the North Dakota legislature, designated Poet Laureate of North Dakota. [Senate Concurrent Resolution "E," 1957 N.D. Laws 843]. Waldron wrote poetry most of his life.


Corbin A. Waldron, Lines from Dakota (Minot, North Dakota: Francis Press, 1943) [Lines and Lyrics from Dakota (Boston: Christopher Publishing House, 1956) [rev. ed. of Lines from Dakota)]

_______________, Falling Leaves (Minot, North Dakota: Lowe and Larson Printing, 1962)(Second printing, 1975)

_______________, Voice of the Valley (Detroit: Harlo Press, 1968)

_______________, Quasi-legal Tender (Minot, North Dakota: Lowe's Printing, 1968)

_______________, Footprints in America's Fields (Philadelphia: Dorrance & Company, 1975)


Corbin A. Waldron, The Adventures of Pedro, a Polar Bear (Minot, North Dakota: Lowe and Larson Printing, 1976)

Biographical Sources

Corbin A. Waldron, 55 North Dakota Law Review 124 (1979)

Research Resources

Corbin A. Waldron Papers
Chester Fritz Library
Department of Special Collections
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota