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    1. After being denied admission at three colleges

      Stuart's elementary school was Plum Grove School, where an intense love of learning was instilled in him (his father also instilled this love of learning in him) https://etd.ohiolink.edu/apexprod/rws_olink/r/1501/10?clear=10&p10_accession_num=bgsu1554464085296459.

    2. short stories, poetry, and novels as well as non-fiction autobiographical works

      Stuart wrote for over 40 years before his death .

    3. greatest work of poetry to come out of America since Walt Whitman published Leaves of Grass.

      Stuart's work was mostly ontological and modeled after Walt Whitman and transcendentalists' worldview in general .

    4. Stuart served in the US Navy during World War II but did not see combat as his mission in his life.[

      Stuart trained athletically in his youth. He was accustomed to tough farm work. He was well known for his strength, temper, and athletics (as told in The Thread That Runs so True).

    5. Stuart served in the US Navy during World War II but did not see combat as his mission in his life.[5]

      Based off his writings, Stuart was a conservative (a very different definition than the modern conservative). He always put America in the best light when speaking at events, especially overseas events. He was a zealous patriot to the end .

    6. They settled in W Hollow and had one daughter, Jessica Jane.[6

      Again, the Stuarts frequently traveled abroad. In September 1962, he spoke on writing and other subjects on an extensive tour through the Middle East and Asia .

    7. Stuart relied heavily on the rural locale of northeastern Kentucky for his writings.[1]

      Stuart was not only influenced by Kentucky culture; he traveled extensively and taught at the American University in Cairo, Egypt from 1960-1961 .

    8. Later he was appointed principal at McKell High School, but resigned after one year to attend graduate school at Vanderbilt University, where Edwin Mims was one of his professors.[7]

      Stuart traveled extensively with his wife and daughter. He visited over 70 countries, along with all 50 continental states . This immersion in culture furthered his education.

    9. He then served as superintendent of the Greenup County Schools before ending his career as an English teacher at Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, Ohio.[8]

      Stuart was the youngest superintendent to ever serve in state .

    10. In 1939, Stuart married Naomi Deane Norris, a school teacher.

      According to Stuart's autobiography, The Thread That Runs So True, he met Naomi Deane Norris while she was still a student. She played an important role in helping him maintain the school as they grew closer together as a couple. Stuart taught her in school before she graduated.