Stephen Spender (February 28, 1909 – July 16, 1995) served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 1965 – 66, the only British citizen awarded this honor. Spender was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1962. He published numerous books of poems, drama, fiction, essays, and a memoir, World Within World (1951). His books of poems include Dolphins (1994), The Generous Days (1971), and Vienna (1934). He was a Professor of English at University College London from 1970 to 1977.