Nebraska Authors

Harriet McClennan Swan Spence

AKA: Mrs. Leslie D.

Born 1887-04-24 IL (USA)

Died 1962-06-22

Crab Orchard, NE (USA)
Crab Orchard Cemetery

Places Lived

Beatrice, NE
Western, NE
Crab Orchard, NE
Tecumseh, NE
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Music and Audio
  • Nonfiction
  • Play/Screenplay
  • Poetry


Fiction; Poetry; Music; Plays; Essay




Poet Laureate of the National Federation of Women's Clubs
Poet Laureate of the Nebraska Chapter of Midwest Federation Chaparral Poets
Nebraska State Mother of 1947, Golden Rule Foundation


Nebraska Chapter of Midwest Federation Chaparral Poets
National Federation of Women's Clubs
Nebraska Ars Poetica
Beatrice Women's Club


Nebraska's Glad Refrain. Song, 1947.

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Harriet McClennan Swan Spence

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