in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Science and Mathematics; Education; Philosophy. 1111 words.
Ritter, William Emerson (19 November 1856–10 January 1944), naturalist, philosopher, and administrator, was born in Hampden, Wisconsin, the son of Horatio Emerson and Leonora Eason,...