William Holmes McGuffey

William Holmes McGuffey

Claysville, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 4 May 1873 (aged 72)
Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA
Burial Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA
Plot LAT: 38.03592 - LON: 78.51306
Memorial ID 11261291 · View Source
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Author, Educator. With his Brother Alexander, he wrote the “McGuffey Readers”, while a professor at Miami (Ohio) University from 1823-1836. He served as President of Cincinnati College from 1836- 1839, and President of Ohio University from 1839 to 1843. From 1843 to 1845 he served as President of Woodward College in Cincinnati, Ohio. He became Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia in 1845 and served in that capacity until his death in 1873.

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