Nebraska Authors

William Linn Westermann

Born 1873-09-18 Belleville, IL (USA)

Died 1954-10-04
White Plains, NY (USA)

Westermann is not a Nebraska author by our definition, but did begin his career as a scholar at the University of Nebraska receiving his Bachelor of Arts in 1894, his Master of Arts in 1896, and an honorary LLD in 1938. He was one of the leading classical scholars of his generation and famed as a papyrologist. His students included Sir M.I. Findley, Naphtali Lewis, and Meyer Reinhold. He is said to have played an important role in American Intelligence after attending the Paris Peace Conference in 1918 and 1919 as an advisor on Near Eastern affairs. Included in the database for inquiries.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Ancient History; Papyrology (mainly Greek)


University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE




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