in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology; Education; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1442 words.
Ward, Lester Frank (18 June 1841–18 April 1913), sociologist and geologist, was born in Joliet, Illinois, the son of Justus Ward, a mechanic, and Silence Loomis Rolph. His father was...