Charles McC. Weis

Full name
Charles McCullough Weis
Biography

Professor of English at Ohio Wesleyan University from 1958 until 1985. Weis graduated from Yale in 1944 and got his Ph.D in 1952. 

Weis is the son of Charles W. Weis Jr.1 and Jessica McCullough2. He married Elizabeth Munce, an alumni of Sweet Briar College.

In 2010 a Charles M. Weis Professorship in English was established at Ohio Wesleyan based on an endowment of $1.5 Million from a former student.3

  • 1. Charles W. Weis Jr. was himself a Yale graduate who, at the time of his death in 1958, was chairman of the board of Stecher-Traung Lithograph Corp.
  • 2. Jessica McCullough (1901-1963) was the first Vice President, and later President, of the National Federation of Republican Woman. In the last years of her life, she served as a Member of the U. S. House of Representatives for New York's 38th District (1959-1963).
  • 3.  http://news.owu.edu/2010/20101208-weis.html 
Boswellian impact

In 1952 Weis presented his doctoral dissertation "The Correspondence of James Boswell and Sir David Dalrymple". He later co-edited, with Pottle, "Boswell in Extremes, 1776-1778".

 

Books by author

The site contains further information about the following books authored or edited by Charles McC. Weis: