North American Scholar

HOWARD, Joseph Henry

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1860-02-26
  • Born City: Franklin
  • Born State/Country: IN
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1949-08-31
  • Death City: Spokane
  • Death State/Country: WA
  • Married: Mary Ella Lowe, 4 Sept. 1888.
  • Education:

    A.B. Indiana U., 1888; A.M., 1890; Ph.D., Stanford, 1899.

  • Professional Experience:

    Tchr. Indiana grade & high schools; asst. prof. Lat. Indiana U., 1894-1901; adj. prof. Lat. U. Nebraska, 1901-3; prof. Lat. & Sansk. U. South Dakota, 1903-4; prof. Lat., 1904-39.

  • Dissertation:

    “Case Usage in Petronius' Satires” (Stanford, 1899); printed (Bloomington, IN, 1899).

  • Publications:

    Quantitative Reading of Latin Verse (Chicago, 1898); Selected Silvae of Publius Papinius Statius (Bloomington, IN, 1911).

  • Notes:

    Joseph Henry Howard was a charter member of South Dakota's Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and also a charter member of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Eta Sigma Phi. He was an instructor and then a colleague of Grace L. Beede; as a professor, he was the mainstay of the Latin Department for the early part of the 20th century. Beginning in 1933, after a long career of teaching fulltime, he served the Department as a part-time instructor until 1939.

  • Sources:

    Archives, dept. class., U. South Dakota; Northwest Collection, Spokane Public Library, Spokane, WA; Office of the Registrar, Stanford; Vermillion (SD) Plain Talk; Spokane Spokesman-Review (1 Sept. 1949); WhAm 3:421.

  • Author: Brent M. Froberg