North American Scholar

LONG, Omera Floyd

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1870-05-10
  • Born City: Millersburg
  • Born State/Country: KY
  • Parents: James Riley & Armilda Cheatham L.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1945-11-27
  • Death City: Williamstown
  • Death State/Country: MA
  • Married: Margaret A. Kingsley, 3 Feb. 1914; Mrs. Percival H. Truman, 1944.
  • Education:

    A.B. Kentucky Wesleyan Coll., 1890; A.M., 1893; Ph.D. Johns Hopkins, 1897.

  • Professional Experience:

    Class, mstr. Friends School (Baltimore), 1895-6; instr. to prof. Lat. Northwestern, 1897-1921; John Evans prof. Lat. lang. & lit., 1921-40; pres. CAMWS, 1930-1.

  • Dissertation:

    "On the Usage of Quotiens and Quotienscunque in Different Periods of Latin" (Johns Hopkins, 1897); printed (Baltimore, 1901).

  • Publications:

    "The Attitude of Alcuin toward Vergil," Studies Gildersleeve, 377-86; Livy Selections from the First Decade (Chicago, 1908); “Prof. Petrie's Tysilio. A Suggestion for Teachers of Caesar,” CJ 19 (1923) 342-55; “Pharmaceutical Latin Again,” CJ 26 (1931) 460-1.

  • Notes:

    Long is chiefly remembered as a teacher of Northwestern students for 43 years. He is also remembered for his work as chair of Northwestern's faculty athletic commission from 1902 to 1940, during which time he became a charter member of the Big Ten athletic conference and helped form much of its governance.

  • Sources:

    CJ 41 (1945-6) 379-80; Northwestern U. archives.

  • Author: Ward W. Briggs, Jr.