William A. Shanklin

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William A. Shanklin
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President of Wesleyan University
In office
1909–1923
Preceded by Bradford Paul Raymond
Succeeded by Stephen Henry Olin
Personal details
Born (1862-04-18)April 18, 1862
Carrollton, Missouri
Died October 6, 1924(1924-10-06) (aged 62)

William Arnold Shanklin (April 18, 1862 – October 6, 1924) was an American university president. He was born at Carrollton, Missouri, and was educated at Hamilton College (A.B., 1883) and at Garrett Biblical Institute (S.T.B., 1891). Ordained to the Methodist Episcopal ministry, he held pastorates in Kansas, in Spokane and Seattle, Washington, in Dubuque, Iowa, and in Reading, Pennsylvania. He was president of Upper Iowa University in 1905-09 and thereafter president of Wesleyan University. He received many honorary degrees.[citation needed]


Wikisource-logo.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.