PACKARD, William Alfred. Brunswick, Maine 26.8.1830 — Princeton 2.12.1909. U.S. Classical Scholar interested in Sanskrit. Son of Alpheus Spring P., a minister and educator, and Elizabeth Frances Appleton (d. 1839). Educated at Bowdoin (A.B. 1851, A.M. 1854), tutor at the same 1853-54. Graduated from Andover Theological Seminar in 1857. Further studies at Göttingen 1857-58. Then in 1859 Instructor of Modern Languages at Bowdoin, 1859-63 Professor of Modern Languages at Dartmouth, and 1863-70 Professor of Greek Language and Literature. From 1870 until his death Professor of Latin Language and Literature at Princeton. Married 1861 Susan Breese Callagher (d. 1886), one daughter.
Publications: Wrote on classical philology.
Sources: Who Was Who in America 1, 1897-1942; Wikipedia briefly.
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