William Holmes McGuffey

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William Holmes McGuffey

Birthplace: Washington, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Died in Charlottesville City, Albemarle, Virginia, USA
Place of Burial: Univ. of VA Cemetery & Columbarium, Charlottesville City, Albemarle, Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander McGuffey and Anna McGuffey
Husband of Harriet Elliot McGuffey and Laura Pleasants McGuffey
Father of Henrietta Hepburn
Brother of Jane Young; Henry McGuffey and Alexander Hamilton McGuffey

Occupation: Professor of Philosophy at U of VA ; co-wrote "McGuffey Readers"
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About William Holmes McGuffey

William Holmes McGuffey (September 23, 1800 – May 4, 1873) was an American professor and college president who is best known for writing the McGuffey Readers, one of the nation's first and most widely used series of textbooks. It is estimated that at least 122 million copies of McGuffey Readers were sold between 1836 and 1960, placing its sales in a category with the Bible and Webster's Dictionary.

from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Holmes_McGuffey

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William Holmes McGuffey's Timeline

September 23, 1800
Washington, Pennsylvania, USA
July 10, 1832
Age 31
Oxford, Butler, Ohio, USA
May 4, 1873
Age 72
Charlottesville City, Albemarle, Virginia, USA
May 1873
Age 72
Charlottesville City, Albemarle, Virginia, USA