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Edwin Bucher Williams

educator , lexicographer , writer

Edwin Bucher Williams, American educator, writer, lexicographer. Served with Medical Corps, United States Army, Camp Greenleaf, Georgia, 1918-1919.; Member Mediaeval Academy American, Linguistic, Society American, Modern Language Association American, American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese, American Philosophical Society, Hispanic Society American, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Williams, Edwin Bucher was born on September 20, 1891 in Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Thomas Allison and Alice Jane (Bucher) Williams.

Education

Graduate Reading (Pennsylvania) High School, 1910. Student International Corresponding Schools, also U. Dijon (France), 1911. Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Pennsylvania, 1914, A.M., 1916, Doctor of Philosophy., 1924, Doctor of Laws, 1958.

Doctor honoris causa, U. Montpellier (France), 1946. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Bucknell U., 1959.

Career

Assistant professor Romance langs. University of Pennsylvania, 1925-1932, professor, 1932-1961, professor emeritus, 1961-1975, department chairman 1931-1938, dean Graduate School Arts and Sciences, 1938-1952, provost university, 1951-1956, provost emeritus, 1973. Visiting professor U. Colorado, summer 1935.

Works

  • Author or editor numerous books relating to field, latest being: Spanish-English Dictionary, review 1973. Diccionario del idioma español, review edit., 1967. (with Alfred Senn) The New College Multilingual Dictionary - A Seven-language Dictionary, 1967.

    The New College Spanish and English Dictionary 1968. From Latin to Portuguese, review edit., 1968. Williams’ Handbook of Modern Spanish, 1969.

    General editor Bantam New College Dictionary series, 1964. Contributor to professional publications.

Membership

Served with Medical Corps, United States Army, Camp Greenleaf, Georgia, 1918-1919. Member Mediaeval Academy American, Linguistic, Society American, Modern Language Association American, American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese, American Philosophical Society, Hispanic Society American, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Union League, Art Alliance (Philadelphia).

Connections

Married Leonore Rowe, January 29, 1921.

father:
Thomas Allison Williams

mother:
Alice Jane (Bucher) Williams

spouse:
Leonore Rowe