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READ, WILLIAM MERRITT: 1901-

The son of Parley Garfield and Ella Smith Read, William Merritt Read was born in Dupont, Ind., on June 24, 1901. He obtained the A.B. degree in 1923 from DePauw University and the degrees of A.M. in 1924 and Ph.D. in 1927 from the University of Michigan. He married Arletta Otis on Dec. 19, 1924, and they had two children, Virginia and William, Jr. On April 30, 1948, he married his second wife, Betty Jorgensen Delacy and they had one daughter, Elaine Marie. Read taught classical languages at Western Reserve University, 1926-27, and joined the faculty of the University of Washington in 1927. He was director of the University of Washington Press from 1943 to 1963.

Information from Contemporary Authors.

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