William Franklin Edwards, 1897
Born in 1858 in Rock Island Illinois. Edwards graduated from the University of Michigan in 1890. He joined the University of Washington faculty on September 4, 1895 as a Professor of Physics. After President Harrington’s resignation on March 24, 1897 Edwards was appointed President. He served as President until October 1 of 1897 when he was replaced by Charles Francis Reeves. After his service as president not much is known until he became the Director of Research for the United States Testing Company of New York in 1918 he served on the faculty until his death on January 14, 1933 in Englewood, New Jersey.