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William Milligan Sloane


William Milligan Sloane

William Milligan Sloane
Born November 12, 1850
Richmond, Ohio
Died September 12, 1928
Nationality American
Occupation Educator and historian

William Milligan Sloane (November 12, 1850 – September 12, 1928) was an American educator and historian, born at Richmond, Ohio.


He graduated from Berlin. He received a doctorate from the University of Leipzig, with a dissertation entitled "The Poet Labid: His Life, Times, and Fragmentary Writings," which was published in 1877. The published version of Sloane's dissertation specifically mentions that he studied under Fleischer, Krehl, and Loth at Leipzig.

Sloane was a professor of Latin (1877-1883) and subsequently History (1883-1896) at Princeton University, when it was still known as the College of New Jersey. While there, he edited the Princeton Review (1886-1889). He resigned in 1896 to become Seth Low Professor of History at Columbia University. Sloane served on the International Olympic Committee from 1894 to 1924. The founder and chairman of the United States Olympic Committee,(known at the time as the American Olympic Committee) he escorted the first American Olympic team to 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens.

Professor Sloane was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 1911 president

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