• Date of Birth: February 14, 1881
  • Born City: Holland
  • Born State/Country: MI
  • Parents: Garrett & Janet De Weerd W.
  • Date of Death: March 23, 1956
  • Death City: Ann Arbor
  • Death State/Country: MI
  • Married: Johanna Anthonette Riemens, 20 Feb. 1911.
  • Education:

    A.B. Hope Coll. (Holland, MI), 1901; A.M. U. Michigan, 1904; Ph.D., 1906.

  • Dissertation:

    "The Myth of Hercules at Rome" (Michigan, 1906); printed as Myths of Hercules at Rome, U. Mich. Hum. Ser. (Ann Arbor, 1910).

  • Professional Experience:

    Instr. Gk. & Lat. Hope Coll., 1901-3; instr. to prof. Gk. & Lat. U. Michigan, 1906-28; prof.' Lat. lang. & lit., 1928-51; chair dept., 1928-46; dir. Mus. Archaeology, 1928-51; dir. Inst. Fine Arts, 1928-46; Jerome Found, lctr. AAR, 1929; Russell lctr. U. Michigan, 1935-6; mng. comm. ASCSA, 1917-46; adv. counc. AAR; pres. APA, 1943-4; gen. ed. U. Michigan Studies, Hum. Ser., 1928-50.

  • Publications:

    The Prodromos of Nicolaus Steno (Ann Arbor, 1916); "Some Literary Papyri in the University of Michigan Collections," TAPA 53 (1922) 128-41; T. S. Jerome's Aspect of the Study of Roman History (ed.) (Ann Arbor, 1923); "A New Fragment on the Life of Homer," TAPA 56 (1925) 120-9; "In the Service of Rome: Letters from the Michigan Collection of Papyri," CP 22 (1927) 237-56; Life and Letters in the Papyri (Ann Arbor, 1933); Michigan Papyri, vol. 3 (Ann Arbor, 1936); vol. 8, with H. C. Youtie (Ann Arbor, 1951); "Cotton in Graeco-Roman Egypt," with H. C. Youtie, AJP 65 (1944) 249-58.

  • Notes:

    John Garrett Winter, educator, author, and administrator, was for nearly half a century a teacher of classics in his native Michigan. After a short period at Hope College, Winter began a long, distinguished career at the University of Michigan. He originated the publication Ars Islamica and served as chairman of the Committee on Scholarly Publications for the University of Michigan Press.

  • Sources:

    WhAm 3:930.

  • Author: Edith M. Kovach