The New Student's Reference Work/Woolsey, Theodore Dwight

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Woolsey (wo͝ol′sĭ), Theodore Dwight, an American scholar, was born at New York City on Oct. 31, 1801. He studied at Yale, at Princeton and for three years in Germany. He became professor of Greek at Yale College in 1830, and from 1846 to 1871 was president. He was an authority on questions of international law, on which he published a volume. He also edited in Greek a number of Greek plays, and wrote several religious works. The American company of revisers of the New Testament selected him as their president. He died at New Haven, Conn., July 1, 1889.