Frederic M. Wheelock
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|Frederic Melvin Wheelock|
|Born||September 19, 1902|
|Died||October 29, 1987|
|Cause of death||heart attack|
|Occupation||Professor of Classics, Florida Presbyterian (now Eckerd) College|
Frederic Melvin Wheelock (September 19, 1902 in – October 29, 1987) was an American Latin professor, who is best known for his authorship of Wheelock's Latin.
He taught at Haverford College, Harvard University, the City College of New York, Brooklyn College, Cazenovia Junior College (where he served as dean), the Darrow School for Boys, the University of Toledo, and Florida Presbyterian College.
On August 14, 1937, he married Dororthy Elizabeth Rathbone (1909–1990), daughter of James Colburn Rathbone (1881–1983) and Lillian Ford Reynolds (maiden; 1883 – about 1952). His two children are Martha Ellen Wheelock and Deborah Wheelock Taylor. Ralph Wheelock (1600–1683) was Frederic's paternal 7th great-grandfather.
Some of his works include:
- Wheelock's Latin
- Wheelock's Latin Reader
- Introduction and annotations of Quintilian as Educator (translated by H. E. Butler)
- "Dr. Frederic M. Wheelock; Professor, 85." New York Times Published: November 10, 1987 https://www.nytimes.com/1987/11/10/obituaries/dr-frederic-m-wheelock-professor-85.html
- Wheelock, Frederic M. (2011). Wheelock's Latin, 7th Edition. New York: Collins Reference.
- Biography of Frederic Melvin Wheelock provided by Wheelockslatin.com
- Frederic M. Wheelock at the Database of Classical Scholars