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Muzzey, David Saville

David Quigley

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Muzzey, David Saville (09 October 1870–14 April 1965), historian and educator, was born in Lexington, Massachusetts, the son of David W. Muzzey, a real estate broker, and Anne W. Saville. After completing his undergraduate studies in classics at Harvard University in 1893, Muzzey spent the 1893–1894 academic year teaching mathematics at Robert College in Constantinople. In 1894 he enrolled in Union Theological Seminary in New York City, intending to prepare for a religious vocation. In 1897 he received a B.D. from Union and a seminary fellowship to study in Europe until 1899. He spent his first fellowship at the University of Berlin and the second at the Sorbonne. Looking back a half-century later, he pointed to his year in Berlin as the time when “I decided that I wanted to teach and not go into the ministry.” In 1900 Muzzey married Ina Jeannette Bullis; they had two children. After Muzzey’s first wife died in 1934, he married J. Emilie Young in 1937....

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