North American Scholar

AUSTIN, Francis Marion

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1862-01-03
  • Born City: Wilmington
  • Born State/Country: OH
  • Parents: David Sharp & Lois A.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1922-02-04
  • Death City: Bloomington
  • Death State/Country: IN
  • Married: Grace Merrill Jevett, 8 Mar. 1893.
  • Education:

    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.

  • Publications:

    Outline Lessons for the Study of Ancient Geography (Boston, 1895); "Cacophony in Juvenal, Horace and Persius," AJP 24 (1903) 452-5.

  • Notes:

    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.

  • Sources:

    WhAm 1:37; CJ 17 (1921-22) 466.

  • Author: Ward W. Briggs, Jr.