Ingersoll, James Wernham Dunsford - from United States

ID: 261886
Organization: S&B
Country of meeting: in the year 1892

From 1892 to 1894 he was the Douglas Fellow at Yale, continuing his studies in classical philology for the degree of Ph D, which he received in June, 1894. He had been a member of the University faculty since that time, although he had been on leave of absence since 1918 because of the condition of his health, which had been impaired for many years. He served as tutor in Greek from 1894 to 1897 and thereafter as assistant professor of the Latin language and literature.

If it had not been for his ill health he would undoubtedly have become one of the most brilliant classical scholars of his generation. He served on a large proportion of the College committees, and edited the College pamphlets for a number of years. He was a member of the American Philological Association and had published occasional articles in the American Journal of Philology and other philological journals. He belonged to the First Baptist Church in his native town.

Born September 18, 1867, in Marengo, ILL. Died April 19,1921, in New Haven, Conn.

Obituary record of Graduates of Yale College, year 1920-21, page 140

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