In the early part of the twentieth century, The Hartford Accident and
Indemnity Company was one of the largest insurance companies in the country,
employing scores of accountants, adjusters, and actuaries. It was also home to
two great American
more renowned of the pair was Wallace Stevens. Stevens was a lawyer and a vice
president at Hartford, but he stands in the history books as a poet. In 1955,
he received the National Book Award for The Collected Poems of Wallace
Stevens and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.