Horace Webster,  USMA 1818

Born 21 September 1794 - Died 12 July 1871 - Age 76.

Honorary Degrees:


When Webster left USMA he was almost certainly assisted in getting a job at Geneva College, today Hobart and William Smith College, by letters of recommendation from Davies and Thayer. When he resigned at West Point, Thayer requested that  Dennis H. Mahan remain on the faculty. 



Assembly, April 1872.

Cullum #183: B-VT 21Sept94:Inf: Asst Prof Math USMA 18-25: Resd 25 1LT: Prof Math & Nat
Phil Geneva College 25-48: Pres Coll City of NY from its orgn 48 to 69: Distinguished Educator:
Many degrees: D-NY 12Jul71 a-76: Ob-AR 72. [From 1990 Register of Graduates]

File started. It includes the Cullum entry which has a nice obit by Davies. 

Question: Do I have a typo here. Did he die at age 72?

Sources Searched:


Arney, Chris, West Point's Scientific 200: Celebration of the Bicentennial. Biographies of 200 of West Point's Most Successful and Influential Mathematicians, Scientists, Engineers, and Technologists, 2002.