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William Holmes McGuffey

Born: Sep 23, 1800

Death: May 4, 1873

Birthplace: Claysville

Nationality: United States

William Holmes McGuffey

Date of Birth : Sep 23, 1800
Date of Death : May 4, 1873
Birth Place : Claysville

William Holmes McGuffey was a college president who is best known for writing the McGuffey Readers, the first widely used series of textbooks. It is estimated that at least 122 million copies of McGuffey Readers were sold between 1836 and 1960, placing its sales in a category with the Bible and Webster's Dictionary.

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