Theodore Dwight Woolsey Statue, Yale
Theodore Woolsey graduated from Yale College in 1820 and eventually returned to the school as Professor of Greek. He served as president of Yale from 1846 to 1871. Sculptor John Ferguson Weir created this bronze statue on Yale's campus in 1896. He posed Woolsey in long robes, seated on a Greek Revival klismos chair with a Greek inscription on the back reading, "the most excellent, the most wise, the most just."
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