Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History
William Howell Reed Prize in German, 1949
|The William Howell Reed Prize in German, established through a fund left to Tufts University by Professor Reed, a member of the German department from 1904 until the time of his death in 1949, is awarded to a member of the junior or senior class for excellence and promise in German studies. The recipient should demonstrate those qualities of learning, discrimination, and taste which characterized Professor Reed's distinguished career on the Tufts campus.|
William Howell Reed was born in Boston on April 30, 1876. He received an A.B. in 1898 and an A.M. in 1899 from Harvard University. He taught there for four years and at M.I.T. for one semester in 1904. He became an instructor in German at Tufts in 1904, assistant professor of modern languages in 1910, and professor of German in 1926. In 1918, he was a member of a special commission to study racial problems in Transylvania.
While chairman of the Department of German, he died on September 9, 1949.
Source: BTU[Arts and Sciences/Engineering]; 100H