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MILTON WYLIE HUMPHREYS
Milton Wylie Humphreys, retired professor of classics and member of the first faculty of The University of Texas at Austin, died on November 20, 1928. He was 84.
Professor Humphreys was born on September 15, 1844, in Greenbrier County, Virginia. In September 1860 he entered Washington and Lee University but interrupted his studies to serve in the Thirteenth Virginia Light Artillery during the Civil War. Aferwards he taught school for several years. Professor Humphreys received a master's degree from Washington and Lee University in 1869 and a PhD from the University of Leipzig in 1874.
Professor Humphreys taught at Vanderbilt and Washington and Lee Universities. He joined the faculty of the University in 1883 as its first professor of Latin and Greek. He resigned his position at UT Austin in 1887 to take a position at the University of Virginia.
Professor Humphreys was American general editor for Revue des Revues. He also edited and translated a number of Greek works.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 5, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the New Handbook of Texas, Texas State Historical Association, 1996.