Born 2 August 1869 in New York (Brooklyn), New York
Died 2 August 1933 in Boury-en-Vexin, France
Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
Elected 2 March 1912 at age forty-two
Like [Lee Wilson] Dodd and like most of our other successful contemporary playwrights, Louis Evan Shipman was not himself a product of the stage. He was a Harvard graduate, had begun by writing for the weekly magazines, and achieved his first and possibly greatest successes in dramatic composition when he was less than thirty. His productions appeared on the stage at reasonably frequent intervals during the three decades ending with 1929. He was one of those playwrights, not uncommon in the history of the theatre, who no sooner had brought to the footlights one comedy than the prolific pen and imagination were busy with another.
Alexander Dana Noyes
1934 Century Association Yearbook