The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Fay, Edwin Whitefield
FAY, Edwin Whitefield, American educator: b. Minden, La., 1 Jan. 1865. He was graduated at the Southwestern Presbyterian University in 1883, received the degree of D.Ph. at Johns Hopkins in 1890, and studied at Leipzig in 1891-92. In 1890-91 he was instructor in Sanskrit and classics at the University of Michigan, in 1892-93 he was acting associate professor of Latin at the University of Texas, in 1893-99 professor of Latin at Washington and Lee, and since 1899 professor of Latin at the University of Texas.