Biography of W. H. Cranshaw
Madison County, NY Biographies





Crawshaw, W. H., A. M., p. o. Hamilton, professor of English lilerature and dean of Colgate University, was born at Newburg, N. Y., and was educated at Colgate Academy and Colgate University, from which he was graduated with the degree of A. B. in 1887. In 1889 he received his degree of A. M. After graduating he began to teach in Colgate University as instructor in English and French. In 1889 he was made associate professor of English and in 1894 became professor of English literature. He was elected dean of the faculty in 1897. Prof. Crawshaw is the author of an excellent work on the "Interpretation of Literature" (The Macmillan Co., 1896). and he has also edited a text of Dryden's Palamon and Arcite. In 1888 Prof. Crawshaw married Jennie L. Broughton. His parents were Charles and Mary (Lodge) Crawshaw. His father was an Englishman by birth and came to America at thirteen years of age with his parents.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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