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Westel Woodbury Willoughby
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Birth: Jul. 20, 1867
Alexandria City
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 26, 1945
Kalorama Triangle
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Dr. Westel Woodbury Willoughby--On Monday, March 26, 1945, at his home, 1921 Kalorama Rd., NW, Dr. Westel Wooodbury Willoughby, beloved husband of the late Grace R. Willoughby, and father of Westel R. Willoughby, Chevy Chase, Md., and Laura W. Rowe, Scarsdale, N.Y., and twin brother of William F. Willoughby of 2301 Conn Ave NW. Resting at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Funeral Home of Wm. Reuben Pumphrey. Funeral services at the Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. nw on Wed. March 28 at 2:30 p.m. Interment Rock Creek Cemetery.
(Washington Post, 28 March 1945)

Westel W. Willoughby is considered by many to be the founder of the discipline of political science in America. He graduated with an AB from Johns Hopkins University in 1888; earned a PhD in Economics and History in 1891. After practicing law for several years, he returned to JHU to found the Department of Political Science there. He was one of the founders of the American Political Science Association. Author of dozens of books and articles, he was an expert on the Supreme Court and constitutional law. He advised the government of China on constitutional and other issues.

He and his wife, Grace (Robinson) Willoughby, had two children, Westel R. Willoughby and Laura Robinson Willoughby.

Read a biographical sketch in wikipedia.

View a photograph of Professor Willoughby at the Johns Hopkins University Special Collections flickr site. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Westel Willoughby (1831 - 1897)
  Jennie Rebecca Woodbury Willoughby (____ - 1912)
 
 Spouse:
  Grace Robinson Willoughby (1871 - 1907)
 
 Siblings:
  Alice Estelle Willoughby (____ - 1924)*
  Westel Woodbury Willoughby (1867 - 1945)
  William Franklin Willoughby (1867 - 1960)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rock Creek Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
 
Created by: waldonia
Record added: Mar 30, 2012
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Westel Woodbury Willoughby
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Westel Woodbury Willoughby
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 Added: Apr. 5, 2012
 
 
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