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| image = [[File:McGuffey, William Holmes.jpg]]
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depicting William Holmes McGuffey. McGuffey, who was from Tuscarawas County, Ohio, was a professor at Miami University from 1826 to 1836. Between 1836 and 1845 he served as president of three Ohio institutions: Cincinnati College, Ohio University and Woodward College in Cincinnati. In 1845 McGuffey became a professor at the University of Virginia, where he taught until his death in 1873. He is best known as the author of the popular series of children's textbooks called McGuffey's Readers.