July 2, 1864: Journalist and educator, Walter Williams was born on this day. He was the founder, dean or president of many institutions in Missouri. His influence lives on in the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.