William Seward Burroughs II

William Seward Burroughs II (1914 - 1997)

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William Seward "William Lee" Burroughs II
Born in St. Louis, Missourimap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Lawrence, Kansasmap
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William was an American novelist, short story writer, and essayist. He was the younger of two sons born to Mortimer Perry Burroughs and Laura Hammon Lee. He frequently wrote under the pen name William Lee. Though he graduated from Harvard, he never held a steady job, and subsisted primarily on an allowance from his wealthy parents. Negative events in his life, such as his heroine addiction and the accidental shooting of his wife, inspired his writing.


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