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John A. Wilson Egyptologist
John Albert Wilson (September 12, 1899 - August 30, 1976) was an American Egyptologist who was the Andrew MacLeish Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago.
He was sent to Luxor by Breasted as an epigrapher and after further study in Munich and Berlin he returned to Chicago and was appointed associate professor of Egyptology at the University of Chicago in 1931. He succeeded Breasted as director of the Oriental Institute when he died in 1936. He continued as Director until 1946 after leading the Institute through a difficult financial period. He was honored by being named Distinguished Service Professor in 1953.
With the building of the Aswan Dam he was appointed as the American representative and eventually became the chairman of the UNESCO Consultative Committee for the Salvage of the Nubian Monuments.
The Culture of Ancient Egypt (Originally published in 1951 as "The Burden of Egypt)
Most Ancient Verse, with Thorkild Jacobson, 1963 
Signs and Wonders Upon Pharaoh: A History of American Egyptology (1964)
Thousands of Years: An Archaeologist's Search for Ancient Egypt (1972)
^ abc"Immortal Egypt", Invited Lectures on the Middle East at the University of Texas at Austin, George R. Hughes, edited by Denise Schmandt-Besserat, Undena Press, org pub 1970,ISBN0-89003-057-X, in memoriam ed 1978