North American Scholar

CHASE, George Millet

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1873-04-17
  • Born City: Lewiston
  • Born State/Country: ME
  • Parents: George Colby, president of Bates Coll., & Emma Frances Millet C.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1938-11-14
  • Death City: Lewiston
  • Death State/Country: ME
  • Married: Ella May Miller, 14 Aug. 1901.
  • Education:

    A.B. Bates Coll., 1893; M.A. Yale, 1903.

  • Professional Experience:

    Princ. Alfred (ME) HS, 1893-4; instr. priv. sch. (Falls Village, CT), 1894-5; prof. Gk. & Lat. Fairmount Coll. (Wichita, KS), 1895-9; dean & prof. Gk. American International Coll. (Springfield, MA), 1901-6; prof. Gk. Bates Coll., 1906-38.

  • Publications:

    Questions and Topics in Greek and Roman Statesmanship (Lewiston, ME, 1912); George C. Chase: A Biography (New York, 1924).

  • Notes:

    A child of Lewiston, ME, where he was born and died, George Millet Chase served his alma mater as secretary of the faculty for 29 years and professor of Greek for over 30. He was as interested in modern Greece as in the ancient world and toured Greek lands twice. An affable man with a charming warmth, he was a popular teacher and a friend to numerous faculty, students, and townspeople. He particularly enjoyed the company of Greeks not only in the mainland, the smaller islands, and Crete, but he also cultivated friendships with Greeks in the New England area. Following his death a room in the Coram Library at Bates was named after him, of which his classical library forms the core.

  • Sources:

    NatCAB 31:322.

  • Author: Ward W. Briggs, Jr.