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Williams, Walter Longlocked

(26 February 1856–23 October 1945)
  • Philip M. Teigen


Williams, Walter Long (26 February 1856–23 October 1945), veterinarian, scientist, and educator, was born on a farm near Argenta, Illinois, the son of Jackson Williams and Lavina Long, farmers. He attended Illinois Industrial University (now the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) from January 1875 until June 1877. Studying in the School of Agriculture, he took veterinary courses for farmers taught by Frederick W. Prentice, and therein found his life’s work. Leaving the university because he could no longer afford it, he worked on his father’s farm until the fall of 1878, when he left to study at the Montreal Veterinary College (MVC). There he encountered Duncan McEachran, a pioneering veterinary educator, and ...

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