Horning, Lewis Emerson

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Horning, Lewis Emerson

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1858-1925

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Lewis Emerson Horning was a teacher and an academic. He was born in Norwich, Ontario, the son of James Horning and Eliza Macklem. He married Beatrice Lillian Nixon in 1885. She died in 1912. He married Grace McRae Cooper in 1916. He had one son and two daughters. He died in Toronto.

Horning was educated at Brantford Collegiate Institute. He received a B.A. from Victoria University, Toronto, in 1884 and went on to study at the University of Breslau, Germany, the University of Göttingen, Germany, where he received a Ph.D. in 1891, and the University of Leipzig, Germany.

Horning was a teacher at Peterborough Collegiate Institute (1884-86). He was appointed Assistant Professor Classics and Modern Languages (1886-91), Professor German and Old English (1891-1905), and Professor Teutonic Philology (1905-25) at Victoria University. He was Chief Examiner at the Education Department of Ontario for several terms and Honourary President of the French and German Club. He received the Prince of Wales medal and the silver medal in Philosophy at Victoria University.

Horning’s publications include: Exercises in German Composition (1895), Materials for German Composition (1901), A Bibliography of Canadian Fiction (1904), The German Drama of the Nineteenth Century (1909), and Syllabus of Lectures on the Outlines of German Literature (1909).

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