Battle, William James, 1870-1955

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Battle, born in Raleigh, North Carolina, received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1888 and a Ph. D. from Harvard in 1893, the same year he went to the University of Texas as associate professor of Greek.

Dean of the College of Arts by 1908 and Dean of Faculty by 1911, Battle was elected acting president of the university in 1914. After a controversial two years he stepped down and in 1917 went to the University of Cincinnati until 1920 when he returned to UT as professor of classical languages and chairman of the Faculty Building Committee. He retired in 1948 but remained as a professor emeritus and returned to North Carolina shortly before his death in 1955.

From the description of Battle, William James, papers, 1870-1959. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 35748595

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referencedIn Texas War Records Collection 93-331; 87-57; 82-115; 82-110; 81-53., 1916-1919, 1940-1951 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
creatorOf Battle, William James, 1870-1955. Battle, William James, papers, 1870-1959. University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn William James Battle Papers, 1870-1959 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
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associatedWith Allen, Winnie person
associatedWith Asbury, Samuel E. (Samuel Erson), 1872-1962. person
associatedWith Battle, Kemp P. (Kemp Plummer), 1831-1919. person
associatedWith Battle, William James person
associatedWith Benedict, Harry Yandell, 1869-1937. person
associatedWith Calhoun, John William, 1871- person
associatedWith Cret, Paul Philippe, 1876-1945. person
associatedWith Dabney, Charles William, 1855-1945. person
associatedWith Fay, Edwin Whitfield, 1865-1920. person
associatedWith Ferguson, James Edward, 1871-1944. person
associatedWith Hiss, Anna. person
associatedWith Houston, David Franklin, 1866-1940. person
associatedWith Rainey, Homer P. (Homer Price), 1896- person
associatedWith Spencer, C. P., Mrs. person
associatedWith Texas War Records Collection Organization corporateBody
associatedWith University of North Carolina (System) corporateBody
associatedWith University of Texas corporateBody
associatedWith University of Texas at Austin corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Austin (Tex.)
Lighting, Architectural and decorative
Classical languages--Study and teaching
University of Texas. Board of Regents--History--Sources
Universities and colleges


Birth 1870

Death 1955

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