The New Student's Reference Work/Sloane, William Milligan
Sloane, William Milligan, American educator and author, was born at Richmond, O., Nov. 12, 1850, and graduated at Columbia College in 1868, continuing his studies at Leipsic and at Berlin. At Berlin he acted at the same time as secretary to George Bancroft, then United States minister to Germany, aiding him in his historical work. From 1876 to 1883 he was assistant and professor of Latin at Princeton University, and from 1883 to 1896 occupied the chair of history, with intervening visits to Europe. Since 1896 he has been Seth Low professor of history at Columbia University, New York City. He has also been editor of the New Princeton Review and one of the conductors of the American Historical Review. Among his writings are the Life of Renwick Sloane (his father), The French War and the Revolution, Life of James McCosh and Napoleon Bonaparte, a History.