William De Witt Hyde

William De Witt Hyde
Short Name: William De Witt Hyde
Full Name: Hyde, William De Witt, 1858-1917
Birth Year: 1858
Death Year: 1917

Born: September 23, 1858, Winchendon, Massachusetts.
Died: June 29, 1917, Brunswick, Maine.
Buried: Pine Grove Cemetery, Brunswick, Maine.

Hyde lost both parents an early age, and grew up with relatives in Keene, New Hampshire. He was educated at Phillips Academy in Exeter (1875), Harvard (bachelor’s degree 1879), Union Theological Seminary (1879-80), and Andover Theological Seminary (1882). He was ordained a Congregational minister in 1883, and pastored in Paterson, New Jersey (1883-85), then served as president of Bowdoin College (1885-1917). His works include:

Practical Ethics, 1892
Practical Idealism, 1897
God’s Education of Man, 1899
Jesus’ Way, 1902
From Epicurus to Christ, 1904 (reprinted in 1911 as The Five Great Philosophies of Life)
Self-Measurement, 1908

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