1871 - 1944 Person Name: J. Edmund Barss, 1871- Author of "Almighty, Merciful and Wise" in Hymns for Schools and Colleges John Edmund Barss was born in Wolfville, Nova Scotia on June 21, 1871. He graduated from Acadia College in Wolfville with a B.A. in 1891. He received a second B.A. from Harvard in 1892 and an M.A. from Harvard in 1893. He taught for a year at Roxbury Latin School in Boston, then at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, and at Loomis School in Windsor Connectictut. He also poetry as well as Latin textbooks.
Dianne Shapiro, from "Who's How in New England" by Albert Nelson Marquis, 2nd ed., 1916, A. N. Marquis & Company, 1916, and http://www.mpoets.org/Barss.htm, accessed online 12/31/2017
John Edmund Barss