Date of Birth: July 11, 1899
Place of Birth: Mount Vernon, New York
Date of Death: October 1, 1985
Place of Death: North Brooklin, Maine
Education: B.A., Cornell University, 1921
Awards: Presidential Medal for Freedom, 1963; Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, 1970; National Medal for Literature, 1971; Sequoyah Award and William Allen White Award for The Trumpet of the Swan, 1973; American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1973
E. B. White was born in Mount Vernon, New York, in 1899 and was graduated from Cornell University in 1921. After five or six years of trying many sorts of jobs, he joined the staff of The New Yorker magazine. The connection proved a happy one and resulted in a steady output of satirical sketches, poems, essays, and editorials. His essays also appeared in Harper's Magazine
Mr. White is the author of thirteen books of prose and poetry. His two previous children's books, Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web, are modern classics, for which he has been given the 1970 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award.