The Author of 'A Visit from St. Nicholas' - Clement C. Moore crop

Clement Clarke Moore (July 15, 1779 – July 10, 1863) was an American professor of Oriental and Greek literature at Columbia College, now Columbia University. He is generally considered to be the author of the yuletide poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas", which later became famous as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas". The poem was adapted into Disney's Silly Symphony short in 1933.