North American Scholar

PEOPLES, Richard Grier

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  • Date of Birth: 1869-03-08
  • Born City: McCains
  • Born State/Country: TN
  • Parents: James Harvey & Margaret Simonton Douglass P.
  • Date of Death: 1939-12-11
  • Death City: Fulton
  • Death State/Country: MO
  • Married: Alia Clary, 28 Nov. 1900.
  • Education:

    B.A. Erskine Coll. (Due West, SC), 1886; LL.D., 1917; study at U. Chicago.

  • Professional Experience:

    Princ. Leeville (TN) HS, 1886-7; asst. Webb Sch. (Bell Buckle, TN), 1887-91; princ. Gleason (TN) HS, 1891-2; asst. Webb Sch., 1892-9; co-princ. McTyeire Inst. (McKenzie, TN), 1899-1902; princ. Wartrace (TN) Training Sch., 1902-3; princ. Peoples Sch. (Franklin, TN), 1903-25; chair, regional Comm. of South, ACL Classical Investigation, 1921-4; prof. Lat. & Gk. & Sausser prof. New Testament Gk., Westminster Coll. (Fulton, MO), 1925-39.

  • Notes:

    Richard Peoples was a Latinist and a Hellenist who had a long career as a teacher and an administrator at both the secondary and college level. After receiving his B.A., he taught and served as an administrator in Tennessee from 1886 to 1925. In 1925 he was appointed professor of Latin and Greek and Sausser Professor of New Testament Greek at Westminster College. His service as chairman of the Regional Committee of the South for the ACL Classical Investigation was significant. Peoples was held in high esteem by both colleagues and students during his years at Westminster.

  • Sources:

    Jonah W. D. Skiles, CJ 35 (1939-40) 441; WhAm 5:563.

  • Author: Robert A. Seelinger