1. HE WAS NAMED AFTER CONFEDERATE GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE.
Frost’s father, Will, ran away from home at a young age in an attempt to join the Confederate Army. Though he was caught and returned to his parents, the elder Frost never forgot his war heroes, and eventually named his son after one of them.
2. HE WAS A COLLEGE DROPOUT—TWICE OVER.
First, Frost attended Dartmouth for just two months, later explaining, “I wasn’t suited for that place.” He got his second chance in 1897 at Harvard, but only made it two years before dropping out…