William Holmes McGuffey
NAME: William Holmes McGuffey
BORN: September 23, 1800
born, Washington County, Pennsylvania
family moved...Tuscarawas County, Ohio
graduated, Washington College (Pennsylvania)
--- professor at Miami University (OH), 1826 - 1836
--- President of Cincinnati College, 1839 - 1839
--- President of Ohio University, 1839 - 1843
--- President of Woodward College (Cincinnati), 1843 - 1845
--- Professor of Philosophy, University of Virginia, 1845 - 1873
DIED: May 4, 1873
McGuffey wrote his famous Peerless Pioneer Readersfrom 1826 to 1836. They were first published in 1836 and quickly became some of the most popular and effective educational tools in the United States. He only receivied $1,000.00 for his efforts.
It was said that McGuffey had no real interest in money. He was simply dedicated to the cause of education.