SAFFOLD, William Berney
A.B. U. Alabama, 1887; LL.B., 1888; A.M., 1889; LL.D., 1927; Ph.D. Johns Hopkins, 1898
"The Construction with iubeo, a Portion of a Dissertation Treating of the Construction with Verbs of Commanding" (Johns Hopkins, 1898); printed (Baltimore, 1902).
- Professional Experience:
Instr. math. U. Alabama, 1887-8; prof. Lat. & Gk. Marion (AL) Mil. Inst., 1888-91; Searey (AR) College, 1891-2; Little Rock (AR) Academy, 1892-4; U. Alabama, 1897-1937; actng. pres., 1911.
W.B. Saffold came from an old and prominent Alabama family; his father and grandfather were both judges of the Alabama Supreme Court. Though he devoted 40 years to his alma mater, he could not prevent a decline in the study of Latin and Greek. When enrollments in classics courses were finally marginal, Saffold became professor of American history.
- Author: Ward W. Briggs, Jr.