Biography of John W. Wayland, Ph.D.

John W. Wayland, born December 8, 1872, in Shenandoah County, Virginia, was a notable Southern educator and author. A member of Madison College’s original faculty, he devoted over 20 years to teaching history. Post-1931, Wayland focused on research and writing, publishing around 30 books on American history. His works include “The German Element of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia” (1907) and “Historic Homes of Northern Virginia” (1937). Wayland held a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws from Bridgewater College. He married Mattie V. Fry in 1898, and they had two sons.

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