Wheeler, Benjamin

Wheeler, Benjamin (Ide)

(1854–1927) university president; born in Randolph, Mass. A University of Heidelberg Ph.D., he was a professor of Greek and comparative philology. As president of the University of California (1899–1919), he guided extensive expansion, adding 20 departments, attracting an internationally renowned faculty, and strengthening graduate divisions and research activities.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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JOINING UP: David Evans, Damien Barrett, Dale Wheeler, Benjamin Hinds-Payne, Joseph Rogers, front to back, with, from left, Sgt Gareth Lloyd, Sgt Craig Adams and Captain Robinson.