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George Wesley Whiting (1887-1963) was a professor of English at Rice University and a Milton scholar. He received his B.A. from the University of West Virginia in 1908, his Master's degree from Harvard University , and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1926. Before coming to Rice Institute in the fall of 1926, he served as assistant in English at Chicago, and assistant professor of English at Michigan State College. He published "Milton's Milieu" in 1939, and "Milton and This Pendant World" in 1958. He was considered to be a premier scholar on Milton.
Sources: "Houston Chronicle," Jan 28, 1939 and "The South-Central Bulletin," October, 1963.