AUSTIN, Francis Marion
- Date of Birth: January 03, 1862
- Born City: Wilmington
- Born State/Country: OH
- Parents: David Sharp & Lois A.
- Date of Death: February 04, 1922
- Death City: Bloomington
- Death State/Country: IN
- Married: Grace Merrill Jevett, 8 Mar. 1893.
A.B. Ohio Wesleyan, 1887; A.M. 1890; study at Johns Hopkins, 1899-1901, fellowship in Lat., 1901.
- Professional Experience:
Gk. instr. in seminaries at Bucksport, ME, 1887-9 & Tilton, NH, 1889-91; instr. Wilbraham (MA) Academy, 1891-9; prof. Lat. & chair dept. Illinois Wesleyan, 1901-22.
Outline Lessons for the Study of Ancient Geography (Boston, 1895); "Cacophony in Juvenal, Horace and Persius," AJP 24 (1903) 452-5.
Francis Marion Austin headed the Latin department at Illinois Wesleyan for 20 years. Trained in philology by Kirby Flower Smith at Johns Hopkins, he became a scholarly and outstanding teacher. A lifelong Methodist, he was elected to the General Conference four times.
WhAm 1:37; CJ 17 (1921-22) 466.