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  • Judge (Pvt) Henry Clay McWhorter, Civil War veteran (USA) (1836 - 1913)
    Civil War service: enlisted 16 Sep 1861 as private in 9th WVA INF Co B (with brother, Walter Fields McWhorter) Commissioned an officer: 30 Sep 1861 2nd Lt. 9th WVA INF Co B Became a Captain: 1 Mar 18...
    Edmund Griffith Butler, Esq (1845 - 1925)
    Reference: WikiTree Genealogy - SmartCopy : Feb 10 2021, 17:29:51 UTC EDMUND G. BUTLEREdmund G. Butler, Esq., son of Lord Butler, Edmund's father was the son of Lord Butler. Edmund was born in Wilkes-B...
  • John Perry Barlow (1947 - 2018)
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - John Perry Barlow, an internet activist and lyricist for the Grateful Dead, has died. The digital-rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation said Barlow died early Wednesday in ...
  • Joseph Leon Edel (1907 - 1997)
    Joseph Leon Edel (9 September 1907 – 5 September 1997) was a North American literary critic and biographer. He was the elder brother of North American philosopher Abraham Edel. The Encyclopædia Bri...
  • Ralza M. Manly (1822 - 1897)
    Ralza M. Manly served as Virginia's superintendent of education under the Freedmen's Bureau and later helped establish and run the Richmond Colored Normal School. Born in Vermont, Manly was a ministe...

Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University is a private liberal arts college in Middletown, Connecticut, USA, founded in 1831. Wesleyan is the only Baccalaureate College in the nation that emphasizes undergraduate instruction in the arts and sciences, also provides graduate research in many academic disciplines, and grants PhD degrees primarily in the sciences and mathematics. Wesleyan is the second most productive liberal arts college in the United States with respect to the number of undergraduates who go on to earn PhDs in all fields of study.

Founded under the auspices of the Methodist Episcopal Church and with the support of prominent residents of Middletown, the now secular university was the first institution of higher education to be named after John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. About 20 unrelated colleges and universities were subsequently named after Wesley. Wesleyan, along with Amherst College and Williams College, is a member of the historic Little Three colleges and is known as one of the Little Ivies.

List of Wesleyan University Alumni