Max Ehrmann (September 26, 1872 – September 9, 1945) was an American writer, poet, and attorney from Terre Haute, Indiana, widely known for his 1927 prose poem "Desiderata" (Latin: "things desired"). He often wrote on spiritual themes.
Ehrmann was of German descent; both his parents emigrated from Bavaria in the 1840s. Young Ehrmann was educated at the Terre Haute Fourth District School and the German Methodist Church.
His statue is located in Terre Haute, Indiana. A picture can be found here: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/articles/70274/in-search-of-desiderata
750 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47807