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Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Worman, James Henry

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WORMAN, James Henry, author, b. in Prussia, 28 Feb., 1835. He was educated at the University of Berlin and at the Sorbonne, Paris, taking his degree in both institutions in 1864, came to the United States in 1865, and became professor of modern languages in Knox college, Galesburg, Ill. In 1867 he was appointed librarian and instructor in Drew theological seminary, Madison, N. J., and on the death of Dr. John McClintock he became one of the editors of “McClintock and Strong's Cyclopædia of Biblical Literature.” He was a teacher in Adelphi academy, Brooklyn, N. Y., from 1877 till 1883, and then a professor in Vanderbilt university till 1886. He officiated at the same time as professor in Chautauqua university from 1878 till 1885, and since that date has been director of the Southern Chautauqua and Round Lake branch. In 1886 he edited the “Saratogian,” and since 1887 he has been editor of “Outing.” Dr. Worman published a school-book on universal history before coming to this country (Berlin, 1862), and has since published many books for language instruction. He was the first to introduce the method of writing books of instruction entirely in the language to be learned, interpreting the meaning by means of illustrations, and has applied it to German, French, Spanish, and Latin.