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Philip Becker Goetz

Born: 1870
Death: 1950

Philip Becker Goetz was born in Buffalo in 1870.  He graduated from Central High School in 1889 and received his BA from Harvard University in 1893.  Goetz returned to Buffalo and taught classics in the Buffalo Schools until 1903 when he began teaching at Nichols School.

In 1913, Philip Becker Goetz became involved with the University of Buffalo's efforts to establish the College of Arts and Sciences.  Along with Julian Park, he helped organize the fledgling school and he became one of its volunteer faculty, teaching English and classics.  In 1914, Goetz was elected to the University Council, and served as its secretary.  He retired from his teaching duties at UB in 1926 but would remain on the University Council until his death in 1950.

Source: Goldberg, Arthur. "Philip Becker Goetz is dead; teacher, writer, civic leader." Buffalo Evening News, December 1, 1950.

Affiliation(s): Arts and Sciences 1913-1967
Record Group(s): 15
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