Richard Selig 1929 - 1957
Richard Selig, at the time a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, and Mary O' Hara, a popular singer, harpist, recording artiste and broadcaster, married at Oxford in July 1956. Mary was 21 and Richard 27.
Richard, born in New York, had studied at the Occidental College, Los Angeles, (Psychology) The Museum of Modern Art, New York,(Art), The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. (Drama & Greek), The Sorbonne, Paris, (French), before finally graduating in English at the University of Washington in Seattle in August 1952.
Mary O'Hara was born in Sligo, Ireland, in 1935. After a spell at the College of Art in Dublin, she became a professional singer and broadcaster. She had her own primetime Saturday night programme on BBC TV.
After the wedding they set out for New York where they lived until Richard died the following year.
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Selig's Prose poem THE UNICORN