William Milligan Sloane
(November 12, 1850–September 12, 1928) was an American educator and historian, born at Richmond, Ohio.
graduated from Columbia College of
Columbia University in 1868, and afterward was employed at
Pittsburgh until 1872. While employed in Germany as private
secretary to George Bancroft, United
States Minister at Berlin, he studied
history under Mommsen and Droysen.
professor of history at Princeton University from 1883 to 1896.
While there, he edited
the Princeton Review
(1886-1889). He resigned in 1896 to become professor of history at
served on the International Olympic Committee from 1894 to 1924. The founder and first
president of the United
States Olympic Committee, he escorted the first American
Olympic team to 1896 Summer
Olympics in Athens.
Professor Sloane was a member of the American Academy of Arts
, and in 1911 president or the American Historical
. His other honors were Chevalier
of the French Legion of Honor
and of the
Order of the Polar
- Life and Work of James Renwick Wilson Sloane
- The French War and the Revolution (1893)
- The Life of Napoleon
Bonaparte (four volumes, 1896; revised and enlarged
- Life of James McCosh
- The French Revolution and Religious Reform
- Party Government in the United States of America
- The Balkans (1914)