Alvord, Clarence Walworth
- Dominic F. Abram
Alvord, Clarence Walworth (21 May 1868–24 January 1928), historian, was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts, the son of Daniel Wells, a lawyer, and Caroline Betts Dewey. He attended the schools of Northampton, Massachusetts, and Phillips Academy, Andover, and graduated from Williams College in 1891. From 1891 to 1893 he taught at Milton Academy in Massachusetts. He was married in 1893 to Jennie Kettell Blanchard Parrott. From 1893 to 1895 he did graduate work in history at Friedrich Wilhelm University in Berlin. For part of the following year, Alvord studied European history at the University of Chicago, concentrating on the Italian Renaissance. He became an instructor in the preparatory school of the University of Illinois in 1897 and in 1901 began teaching European history in the university proper. There he would stay until 1920, receiving a Ph.D. in 1908 and becoming a full professor in 1913....