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Wheeler, Benjamin Ide 1854- Educator; born in Randolph, Mass., July 15, 1854; graduated at Brown University in 1875; held an instructorship at Brown in 1879-81; and at Harvard College in 1885-86; accepted the chair of Comparative Philology at Cornell University in 1886, and that of Greek in the same institution in 1896; became president of the University of California in July, 1899. He is the author of The Greek Noun-accent; Analogy in language; Introduction to the history of language; Organization of higher education in the United States; Life of Alexander the Great, etc.; was the editor of the department of philology in Johnson's universal Cyclopaedia, and of the same department in MacMILLANillan's dictionary of Philosophy and psychology.