William Goldman Ward

Historian, Deceased Person

1848 – 1923


Who was William Goldman Ward?

American theologician, historian and philologist.

He was graduated from Ohio Wesleyan university, A.B. 1872, A.M. 1875; from Drew Theological seminary, B.D., 1873, and was a student of history at the university of Halle, Prussia, 1873-74, and in Berlin, Germany, 1886. He was married, June 3, 1873, to May Alden. He was principal in public schools three years before leaving college, and was principal of Vermillion institute, Hayesville, Ohio, 1875-76. He served in the North Ohio conference, 1876-85; was professor of history and political science in Baldwin university, Berea, Ohio, 1887-90; president of Spokane (Washington) College, 1890-92; professor of rhetoric and English criticism, Syracuse university, 1893-94, and professor of English literature and head of the department of English, 1894-98. In 1898 he was appointed professor of English literature in Emerson College of Oratory, Boston, Mass., which he had already served as lecturer for several years. He became a member of the Phi Beta Kappa society and of the Boston Authors club. He is the author of: «Tennyson’s Debt to Environment» (1898); «The Poetry of Robert Browning» (1898); «Art for Schools» (1899); «Studies in Literature» (1901). SOURCE: Lamb’s Biographical Dictionary of the United States, VII (1903), p. 492.

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  • United States of America
  • Bachelor of Arts, Ohio Wesleyan University
    ( - 1872)
  • Master of Arts, Ohio Wesleyan University
    ( - 1875)
  • Bachelor of Divinity, Drew University
    ( - 1873)
  • Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg
    (1873 - 1874)

on July 23, 2013


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