Joel Barlow was born March 24, 1754, Redding, Connecticut.
Barlow was an American diplomat and poet,
he is most remembered as one of the Connecticut wits
and the author of the mock The Hasty Pudding (1793).
He briefly attended Dartmouth College but then transferred to Yale, where he celebrated his graduation from Yale writing
Poem on the Prospect of Peace (1778).
He also briefly served in the Connecticut Militia in 1776.
Almost ten years after graduating from Yale he accompli..