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Walter Fenno Dearborn MP (1878 - 1955)

Walter Fenno Dearborn (1878–1955) was a pioneering American educator and experimental psychologist who helped to establish the field of reading education. Dearborn, who approached the study of...

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Dédée /Wanda Maria Ida barunica Šoštarić-Pisačić ud. Vraniczany MP (1896 - 1984)

Barunica Dédée Vranyczany i »Novo dijete« Na početku 20. stoljeća pod utjecajem Marije Montessori, ali i švedske spisateljice i sufražetkinje...

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Maria Montessori MP (1870 - 1952)

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Sylvia

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J.B.S. Haldane (1892 - 1964)

J. B. S. Haldane J. B. S. Haldane Born November 5, 1892 Oxford, England Died December 1, 1964 (aged 72) Bhubaneswar, India Residence UK U.S. India Nationality British (until 1961)...

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Sir George Edward Gordon Catlin (1896 - 1979)

) Sir George Edward Gordon Catlin (29 July 1896 – 8 February 1979) was an English political scientist and philosopher. A strong proponent of Anglo-America cooperation, he worked for many years...

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William Howard Brett (1846 - 1918)

William Howard Brett (July 1, 1846 – August 24, 1918) was head librarian for the Cleveland Public Library from 1884 to 1918. American Libraries described him as one of the “100 most imp...

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Robert M. Patterson (1787 - 1854)

Robert Maskell Patterson (March 23, 1787 – September 5, 1854) was a professor of mathematics, chemistry and natural philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania (1812–1828) and professo...

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Ivor Armstrong Richards (1893 - 1979)

Ivor Armstrong Richards (26 February 1893 – 7 September 1979) was an influential English literary critic and rhetorician. He was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge where his love of Engl...

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Handsome Lake (1735 - 1815)

Handsome Lake (Cayuga language: Sganyadái:yoˀ, Seneca language: Sganyodaiyoˀ) (Θkanyatararí•yau• in Tuscarora) (1735 – 10 August 1815) was a Se...

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Grace Eleanor Hadow OBE (1875 - 1940)

Grace Eleanor Hadow OBE (9 December 1875 in Cirencester, England – 19 January 1940, Marylebone, London) was an author, principal of St Anne's College, Oxford University and vice-chairman of th...

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Sir William Henry Hadow CBE (1859 - 1937)

Sir William Henry Hadow CBE (27 December 1859 – 8 April 1937) was a leading educational reformer in Great Britain and a musicologist. Hadow was born at Ebrington, Gloucester, England. He stu...

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Charles Ion Carr Bosanquet (1903 - 1986)

) Charles Ion Carr Bosanquet (19 April 1903 - 1986) was the first Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University. Career Born the son of Robert Carr Bosanquet, Bosanquet became Rector of King's College,...

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James Elphinstone Roe (c.1818 - 1897)

Western Australian Death registration index record for James Roe, father Thomas, mother Catherine Elphinstone, born Kirby England, died aged 78. No. 1907 of 1897. The West Australian, Tuesday 4 May...

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William Macbride Childs (1869 - 1939)

William Macbride Childs (1869–1939) was an English academic administrator and historian, who was involved in the foundation of the University of Reading and who served briefly as its first vic...

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Richard Busby (1606 - 1695)

The Rev. Dr. Richard Busby (1606–1695) was an English Anglican priest who served as head master of Westminster School for more than fifty-five years. Life He was born at Lutton in Lincolns...

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Paul Boissier (1881 - 1953)

(Arthur) Paul Boissier (25 January 1881 – 2 October 1953) was an English schoolmaster who was headmaster of Harrow School, and a war time civil servant. He was a cricketer who played first cla...

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Caroline Benn (1926 - 2000)

Caroline Middleton DeCamp Benn (13 October 1926 – 22 November 2000), formerly Viscountess Stansgate, was an educationalist and writer, and wife of the British Labour politician Tony Benn (form...

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George Alexander Towns, Sr. (1870 - 1960)

George Alexander Towns Sr. was an educator, poet and playwright who received degrees from both Atlanta University and Harvard University. At Atlanta University he taught English, Pedagogy and debate sk...

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Lewis Madison Terman (1877 - 1956)

Lewis Madison Terman (January 15, 1877 – December 21, 1956) was an American psychologist, noted as a pioneer in educational psychology in the early 20th century at the Stanford Graduate School...

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Frederick Emmons Terman (1900 - 1982)

Frederick Emmons Terman (June 7, 1900 – December 19, 1982) was an American academician. He is widely credited (together with William Shockley) with being the father of Silicon Valley. Educat...

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Gaylord Probasco Harnwell CBE (1903 - 1982)

Gaylord Probasco Harnwell CBE (September 29, 1903 - April 18, 1982), was an American educator and physicist, who was president of the University of Pennsylvania from 1953 to 1970. He also held a grea...

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Clark Blanchard Millikan (1903 - 1966)

Clark Blanchard Millikan (August 23, 1903- January 2, 1966) was a distinguished professor of aeronautics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and a founding member of the National Aca...

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Frederick Vinton Hunt (1905 - 1972)

Frederick Vinton Hunt (February 15, 1905 – Buffalo, New York, April 21, 1972) was an inventor, a scientist and a professor at Harvard University who worked in the field of acoustic engineering...

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Alice Mabel Bacon (1858 - 1918)

Alice Mabel Bacon (February 26, 1858 – May 1, 1918) American writer, women's educator and a foreign advisor to the Japanese government in Meiji period Japan. Early life Alice Mabel Bacon w...

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Thomas Rutherford Bacon (1850 - 1913)

Thomas Rutherford Bacon (New Haven, Connecticut, June 26, 1850 - Berkeley, California, March 26, 1913) was an American Congregational clergyman, and a professor of history at the University of Califo...

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Elisabeth Murray (1909 - 1998)

Katherine Maud Elisabeth Murray (1909-98), educationalist and biographer Elisabeth Murray was the granddaughter and biographer of James Murray. Her celebrated book, Caught in the Web of Words, is the...

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Harold James Ruthven Murray (1868 - 1955)

Harold James Ruthven Murray (24 June 1868 – 16 May 1955) was an English educationalist, inspector of schools, and prominent chess historian. He was the first to publish the theory that chess o...

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Alexander Dunlop Lindsay, 1st Baron Lindsay of Birker, CBE (1879 - 1952)

Alexander Dunlop Lindsay, 1st Baron Lindsay of Birker CBE (known as Sandie Lindsay; born 14 May 1879 in Glasgow, Scotland; died 18 March 1952) was a British academic and peer. Early life The so...

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Alexander Leeper (1848 - 1934)

Alexander Leeper (3 June 1848 – 6 August 1934), was an Australian educationist. Alexander Leeper, the son of the Rev. Alexander Leeper, canon of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, was born on 3...

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William Gladstone, 7th Baronet (deceased)

Sir Erskine "William" Gladstone of Fasque and Balfour, 7th Baronet, KG JP DL (born 29 October 1925) is a Knight of the Garter, and was formerly an officer of the Royal Navy. Gladstone is the son of...

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Anthony Chenevix Trench (1919 - 1979)

Anthony Chenevix-Trench (10 May 1919 – 21 June 1979) was a British schoolteacher. He was born in British India, educated at Shrewsbury School and Christ Church, Oxford, and served in the Secon...

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Joseph Lloyd Brereton (1822 - 1901)

Joseph Lloyd Brereton, (19 October 1822 - 15 August 1901), was an educational reformer and writer, who founded inexpensive schools for the education of the middle classes. Through his work and writin...

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William Montgomery McGovern (1897 - 1964)

William Montgomery McGovern (September 28, 1897 – December 12, 1964) was an American adventurer, Northwestern University professor, anthropologist and journalist. He was possibly an inspiratio...

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Frederick Watts (“Father of Penn State University”) (1801 - 1889)

Frederick Watts (May 9, 1801- August 17, 1889), is called the “Father of Penn State University” and was a prominent agricultural reformer, lawyer and businessman who headed the U.S. Dep...

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William Pepper, Jr., M.D. (1843 - 1898)

William Pepper, Jr., M.D. (August 21, 1843 - July 28, 1898), an American physician, was a leader in medical education in the nineteenth century, and a longtime Provost of the University of Pennsylvan...

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Thomas Arnold (1795 - 1842)

Thomas Arnold (13 June 1795 – 12 June 1842) was a British educator and historian. Arnold was an early supporter of the Broad Church Anglican movement. He was headmaster of Rugby School from 18...

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Karl W. Young (1903 - 1990)

Karl W. Young (1903–1990) was a professor of English and related subjects at Brigham Young University (BYU) who wrote several books, primarily dealing with the Mormon colonies in northern Mexi...

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John J. Tigert (1882 - 1965)

John James Tigert, IV (February 11, 1882 – January 21, 1965) was an American university president, university professor and administrator, college sports coach and the U.S. Commissioner of Edu...

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Douglas V. Steere (1901 - 1995)

Douglas Van Steere (1901–1995) was an American Quaker ecumenist. He served as a professor of philosophy at Haverford College from 1928 to 1964 and visiting professor of theology at Union The...

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Lewis Salter (1926 - 1989)

Lewis Salter (1926–1989) was an American theoretical physicist, physics professor, and researcher. He served as the dean of Knox College for 11 years and was the twelfth president of Wabash Co...

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Allen Walker Read (1906 - 2002)

Allen Walker Read (June 2,1906 – October 16, 2002) was an American etymologist and lexicographer, best known for his studies into the words "okay" and "fuck." Read was born in Winnebago, Min...

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John Crowe Ransom (1888 - 1974)

John Crowe Ransom (April 30, 1888 – July 3, 1974) was an educator, scholar, literary critic, poet, essayist and editor. He is considered to be a founder of the New Criticism school of literary...

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Don K. Price (1910 - 1995)

Don Krasher Price (23 January 1910 – 9 July 1995) was an American political scientist who served as the dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government from 1958 to 1977. He was also a prof...

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E. Bright Wilson (1908 - 1992)

Edgar Bright Wilson, Jr. was an American chemist. He was born on December 18, 1908 in Gallatin, Tennessee, and died in 1992 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Wilson was a prominent and accomplished chem...

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John A. Wheeler (1911 - 2008)

John Archibald Wheeler (July 9, 1911 – April 13, 2008) was an American theoretical physicist who was largely responsible for reviving interest in general relativity in the United States after ...

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George Washington Pierce (1872 - 1956)

George Washington Pierce (January 11, 1872 - August 25, 1956) was an American physicist. He was a professor of physics at Harvard University and inventor in the development of electronic telecommunic...

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Jerome Clarke Hunsaker (1886 - 1984)

Jerome Clarke Hunsaker (August 26, 1886 – September 10, 1984) was an American airman born in Creston, Iowa, and educated at the Naval Academy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. L...

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Albert Sauveur (1863 - 1939)

Albert Sauveur (21 June 1863 in Leuven, Belgium–26 January 1939) was an American Metallurgist, originally Belgian. He studied at Athénée Royal in Brussels, then the School of M...

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Thomas C. Mendenhall (1910 - 1998)

) Thomas Corwin Mendenhall II (born July 10, 1910 in Madison, Wisconsin – died July 18, 1998 on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts) was a professor of history at Yale University, the sixth Presi...

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Myres S. McDougal (1906 - 1998)

Myres S. McDougal was a professor at the Yale Law School for fifty years. He also taught at New York Law School. Born in Burton Mississippi on November 23, 1906, he died on May 7, 1998. He received...

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Arthur Larson (1910 - 1993)

Lewis Arthur Larson (July 4, 1910 — March 27, 1993) was an American lawyer, law professor, United States Under Secretary of Labor from 1954 to 1956, director of the United States Information A...

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Penn Kimball (1915 - 2013)

Penn Townsend Kimball II (October 12, 1915 – November 8, 2013) was an American journalist and college professor at Columbia University, most notable for suing the American Government in the mi...

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George Hilton Jones III (1924 - 2008)

George Hilton Jones, III, D. Phil (Oxon) (1924–2008) was an American Rhodes Scholar, historian, college professor, and author of numerous works on English history. Early life Jones was the...

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Peter W. Fay (1924 - 2004)

Peter Ward Fay (1924 – 18 January 2004) was a noted historian and authority on India and China. He was a professor at the California Institute of Technology from 1955 until his retirement in 1...

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Gordon Keith Chalmers (1904 - 1956)

Gordon Keith Chalmers (7 February 1904 in Waukesha, Wisconsin – 8 May 1956 in Hyannis, Massachusetts) was a scholar of seventeenth-century English thought and letters, president of Rockford Co...

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Josiah

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Scott Milross Buchanan (1895 - 1968)

Scott Milross Buchanan (March 17, 1895 – March 25, 1968) was an American philosopher, educator, and foundation consultant. He is best known as the founder of the Great Books program at St. Joh...

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Cleanth Brooks (1906 - 1994)

Cleanth Brooks (/ˈkliːænθ brʊks/ (KLEE-anth — ); October 16, 1906 – May 10, 1994) was an influential American literary critic and professor. He is bes...

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Samuel Hutchison Beer (1911 - 2009)

Samuel Hutchison Beer (July 28, 1911 – April 7, 2009) was an American political scientist who specialized in the government and politics of the United Kingdom. He was a longtime professor at H...

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Frank Aydelotte (1880 - 1956)

Franklin Ridgeway Aydelotte (1880–1956) was a U.S. educator. He is known for redefining Swarthmore College as an institution while he was president between 1921 and 1940 and was also the direc...

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Franklin S. Harris (1884 - 1960)

Franklin Stewart Harris (August 29, 1884 – April 18, 1960) was president of Brigham Young University (BYU) from 1921 until 1945, and president of Utah State University from 1945 to 1950. His...

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Fred Newton Scott (1860 - 1931)

Fred Newton Scott (1860 – 1931) was an American writer, educator and rhetorician. In the preface to The New Composition Rhetoric, Newton Scott states “that composition is…a socia...

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Nicholas Murray Butler, Nobel Peace Prize, 1931 MP (1862 - 1947)

Nicholas Murray Butler (April 2, 1862 – December 7, 1947) was an American philosopher, diplomat, and educator. Butler was president of Columbia University, president of the Carnegie Endowment ...

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Frederick Jackson Turner (1861 - 1932)

Frederick Jackson Turner (November 14, 1861 – March 14, 1932) was an American historian in the early 20th century, based at the University of Wisconsin until 1910, and then at Harvard. He trai...

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Laban Lacy Rice (1871 - 1975)

Laban Lacy Rice (October 14, 1870 – February 13, 1973) was an educator, author, and President of Cumberland University. He was born in Dixon, Kentucky to Laban Marchbanks Rice, a Confederate...

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Albert Hurd (1823 - 1906)

ALBERT HURD, A.M., Ph.D., son of Tyrus and Charlotte (Heck) Hurd, was born in Kemptville, Ontario, November 6, 1823. His father's ancestors came from England to Connecticut. His great-grandfather mov...

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Charles Fuller Baker (1872 - 1927)

Charles Fuller Baker (March 22, 1872, Lansing, Michigan – July 22, 1927, Manila) was an American entomologist, botanist, agronomist and collector. He was the second dean of the University of t...

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Helen Taft Manning MP (1891 - 1987)

Helen Herron Taft Manning (August 1, 1891-February 21, 1987), was the second child and only daughter of President of the United States William Howard Taft and his wife Helen Herron. Like her olde...

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Horace Dutton Taft, I (1861 - 1943)

Horace Dutton Taft (28 December 1861-28 January 1943) was an American educator, and the founder of The Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut. He was born at Cincinnati, Ohio, the younger brother of W...

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William Graham Sumner (1840 - 1910)

William Graham Sumner (October 30, 1840 – April 12, 1910) was an American academic and "held the first professorship in sociology" at Yale College. For many years he had a reputation as one of...

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Lieutenant General Troy Middleton (1889 - 1976)

Lieutenant General Troy Houston Middleton (12 October 1889 – 9 October 1976) was a distinguished soldier-educator who served as a corps commander in Europe during World War II and later as Pre...

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Hugh P. Baker (1878 - 1950)

Hugh Potter Baker (January 20, 1878 – May 24, 1950) was a graduate of the Michigan State College of Agriculture; Yale's School of Forestry (M.F., 1904); and the University of Munich (Ph.D., Ec...

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John Dyneley Prince (1868 - 1945)

John Dyneley Prince (April 17, 1868 – October 11, 1945) was an American linguist, diplomat, and politician. He was a professor at New York University and Columbia University, minister to Denma...

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Josiah Quincy, III (1772 - 1864)

Josiah Quincy III (/ˈkwɪnzi/; February 4, 1772 – July 1, 1864) was a U.S. educator and political figure. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1805–1813), ...

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Jonathan Maxcy, Rev. (1768 - 1820)

Jonathan Maxcy (September 2, 1768 – June 4, 1820) was the second president of Brown University (then known as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations); the t...

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Benjamin Franklin Tefft (1813 - 1885)

Benjamin Franklin Tefft (1813–1885) was an American Methodist minister, author, newspaper editor, and diplomat. As the American Consul in Stockholm, Sweden during the US Civil War, he encourag...

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Henry Merritt Wriston (1889 - 1978)

Henry Merritt Wriston (July 4, 1889 – March 8, 1978) was an American educator, presidential advisor, and served as president at both Brown University and Lawrence University. Early life He...

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Hart Day Leavitt (1909 - 2008)

Hart Day Leavitt (1909–2008) was a longtime English teacher at Phillips Andover Academy, amateur jazz musician, the author of a bestselling book on grammar and writing, and the professor of ma...

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George Hubbard Blakeslee (1871 - 1954)

George Hubbard Blakeslee was an academic, professor of history and international relations at Clark University, and a founder (along with G. Stanley Hall) of the Journal of Race Development, which desp...

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Silas Laurence Loomis (1822 - 1896)

Silas Laurence Loomis (1822–1896) was an American scientist, educator, and inventor. Loomis was born in Coventry, Connecticut in 1822. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1844 and earne...

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William Williams Mather (1804 - 1859)

William Williams Mather (born in Brooklyn, Connecticut, 24 May 1804; died in Columbus, Ohio, 26 February 1859) was a United States geologist. Biography He was a lineal descendant of Richard Mathe...

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Benjamin Franklin Mudge (1817 - 1879)

Benjamin Franklin Mudge (August 11, 1817 – November 21, 1879) was an American lawyer, geologist and teacher. Briefly the mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts, he later moved to Kansas where he was app...

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John Monroe Van Vleck (1833 - 1912)

John Monroe Van Vleck (March 4, 1833–November 4, 1912) was an American mathematician and astronomer. He taught astronomy and mathematics at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut for m...

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James Isaac Wendell (1890 - 1958)

James Isaac Wendell (September 3, 1890 – November 22, 1958) was an American athlete who competed mainly in the 110 metre hurdles. He competed for the United States in the 1912 Summer Olympic...

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Rev. Nathaniel Eaton (1610 - 1647)

Reverend Nathaniel Eaton 1610-1674 First schoolmaster of Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Later became a clergyman. Parents: 'Rev. Richard Eaton 1565-1616 Elizabeth Shepheard 1569-1636 ...

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William Fairfield Warren (1833 - 1929)

William Fairfield Warren (March 13, 1833 – December 7, 1929) was the first president of Boston University. Biography Born in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, he graduated from Wesleyan Univers...

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Thomas Roderick Dew (1802 - 1846)

Thomas Roderick Dew (1802–46) was an American educator and writer. He was the thirteenth president of The College of William & Mary (1836–46). Life Dew was born in King and Queen Co...

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Robert Empie Rogers (1813 - 1884)

Robert Empie Rogers (29 March 1813 – 6 September 1884) was a United States chemist. Biography Rogers was born in Baltimore, Maryland. The youngest of four brothers, he was educated first u...

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Henry Darwin Rogers (1808 - 1866)

Henry Darwin Rogers FRS FRSE (August 1, 1808 – May 26, 1866) was an American geologist. Biography Rogers was born at Philadelphia. His middle name was given him in honor of Erasmus Darwin,...

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James Blythe Rogers (1802 - 1852)

James Blythe Rogers (born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 11 February 1802; died there, 15 June 1852) was a United States chemist. Biography He was the eldest son of Patrick Kerr Rogers, who had g...

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William Barton Rogers (1804 - 1882)

William Barton Rogers (December 7, 1804 – May 30, 1882) was a geologist, physicist and educator. He is best known for setting down the founding principles for, advocating for, and finally obta...

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Alexander Q. Holladay (1839 - 1909)

Alexander Quarles Holladay LL.D. (8 May 1839 – 13 March 1909) was a United States lawyer, state senator and college administrator. During the Civil War, Holladay was an officer of the Confed...

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Dr. Jeptha Vining Harris (CSA) (1839 - 1914)

) Jeptha Vining Harris (May 27, 1839 – 1914) was an assistant surgeon for the Confederate States Army and Confederate States Navy during the American Civil War. After the Civil War, he was a c...

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Colonel Francis Henney Smith (CSA), Major General (Virginia Militia) (1812 - 1890)

Francis Henney Smith (October 18, 1812–March 21, 1890) was an American military officer, mathematician and educator. After graduating from West Point and a brief service in the United States A...

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Emily Balch, Nobel Peace Prize, 1946 MP (1867 - 1961)

Emily Greene Balch (January 8, 1867 – January 9, 1961) was an American academic, writer, and pacifist who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946 (the prize that year was shared with John Mott), ...

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Dr. Helen Livermore Webster (deceased)

Professor of Comparative Philology, Wellesley College

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Ada Lydia Howard (1829 - 1907)

Ada Howard (1829 - 1907) was the first president of Wellesley College. Howard graduated from Mount Holyoke College (then Mount Holyoke Female Seminary) in 1853. Before joining Wellesley, she taug...

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Caroline Hazard, College President (1856 - 1945)

Special Collections CAROLINE HAZARD PAPERS 1871-1939 MSG# 7 BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE Caroline Hazard, educator and author, was born in Peace Dale, Rhode Island, to Rowland and Margaret (Rood) Hazard...

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Mary Mason Lyon MP (1797 - 1849)

Women's Education Pioneer, Founder of Mount Holyoke College -------------------- Mary Mason Lyon was born on February 28, 1797 in Buckland, Franklin Co., Massachusetts to farmer Aaron Lyon, Jr. and...

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