David Thomson, 1926-27
Thomson was born in 1871 in Ontario, Canada. He attended the University of Toronto and graduated in 1892. After graduation he studied at the University of Chicago. He later served on the faculty of the same University as an assistant professor of Latin. In 1902 he became a professor of Latin at the University of Washington. During the 1908-1909 school year he studied at the University of Munich, Germany. In 1917 He became the dean of the college of Liberal Arts and served in that position until 1931. He became the acting President of the University in 1926 and served until 1927. He was named Vice President of the University of Washington in 1931 and until his retirement he served as the Vice President of the University, Dean of Academic Guidance, and Vice Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences all at the University of Washington. Thomson died October 28, 1953 at the age of 82.