William Edwards Huntington

American minister, educator, and university president (1844-1930)

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William E. Huntington

William Edwards Huntington (July 30, 1844 – December 6, 1930)[1][2] was an American university dean and president.

He was born at Hillsboro, Illinois, served as private and first lieutenant in the Wisconsin Infantry in 1864–1865, and was educated at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (A.B., 1870) and at Boston University (B.D., 1873; Ph.D., 1881), where he was dean of the College of Liberal Arts from 1884 to 1904, president of the university in 1904–1911, and dean of the graduate department after 1911.[3] In early life he was a Methodist minister, having been ordained in 1868, and he held pastorates in Massachusetts at Nahant (1870–1871), Roslindale (1872–1874), Newton (1875–1876), Cambridge (1877–1879), and Boston (1880–1882).


  1. ^ "School & Society". Science Press. December 29, 1930 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Eliot, Samuel Atkins (December 29, 1909). "Biographical history of Massachusetts: biographies and autobiographies of the leading men in the state". Massachusetts biographical society – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Boston University Office of the President". www.bu.edu. Archived from the original on 17 January 2013.
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