From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 1000

WILLIAM A. HENRY, B. Agr., Professor of Agriculture in the University of Wisconsin; was born June 16, 1850 in Norwalk, Ohio; prepared at Ohio Wesleyan University for classical course in college; he afterward taught in the public schools of Indiana two years and in Colorado three years; entered Cornell University at Ithaca, N.Y., in September 1876, and graduated in 1880, in the Agricultural course, with the degree of Bachelor of Agriculture; during the summer of 1879, he was connected with Prof. RILEY in United States Entomological Commission at Washington; in the spring of 1850, he was Instructor in Botany at Cornell University; on the same week of his graduation, he was elected to the Chair of Agriculture in the University of Wisconsin, and entered upon his duties on the 9th of September 1880. Prof. HENRY, for several years, and during his entire university course, has been making special preparation for teaching and lecturing on agriculture and kindred themes; he has been relieved by the regents, of all university duties, during three months of the winter, in order that he may lecture throughout the State on agricultural topics. His condition in life has necessitated labor, and he is a tireless worker. He has a deep sense of the important of his specialty, and hence is an enthusiastic teacher

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