Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Villard, Oswald Garrison
VILLARD, OSWALD GARRISON, an American writer and editor, born at Wiesbaden, Germany, in 1872. He was a grandson of William Lloyd Garrison, was educated at Harvard University, and received honorary degrees from Washington and Lee University and from Lafayette College. From 1894 to 1896 he was assistant in United States History at Harvard, from 1896 to 1897 a reporter on the Philadelphia "Press" and from 1897 to 1918 an editorial writer and president of the New York "Evening Post." After selling this newspaper, he became editor and owner of the New York "Nation." He was president of the board of the Manassas (Va.) Industrial School. Besides numerous magazine articles he wrote "John Brown — a Biography Fifty Years After" (1910); "Germany Embattled" (1915).