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Angell, James Rowland

Dan A. Oren.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Organization and Management of Education; Psychology. 1283 words.

Angell, James Rowland (08 May 1869–04 March 1949), academic psychologist and fourteenth president of Yale University, was born in Burlington, Vermont, the son of James Burrill Angell,...

Ashby, Eric, Baron Ashby (1904–1992), botanist and university administrator

Alan Burges and Richard J. Eden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Botany. 4221 words.

Ashby, Eric, Baron Ashby (1904–1992), botanist and university administrator, was born on 24 August 1904 at 12 Fairlop Road, north Leyton, London, the eldest of three sons of Herbert Charles...

Ayres, Leonard Porter

Mary B. Stavish.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Probability and Statistics; Economics. 1150 words.

Ayres, Leonard Porter (15 September 1879–29 October 1946), educator, statistician, and economist, was born in Niantic, Connecticut, the son of Milan Church Ayres and Georgiana Gall. His...

Baker, Hugh Potter

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Organization and Management of Education. 1204 words.

Baker, Hugh Potter (20 January 1878–24 May 1950), forester and university administrator, was born in St. Croix Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin, the son of Joseph Stannard Baker, a land agent,...

Barnard, Frederick Augustus Porter

Robert A. McCaughey.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Organization and Management of Education; Science and Mathematics. 2077 words.

Barnard, Frederick Augustus Porter (05 May 1809–27 April 1889), scientist and university president, was born in Sheffield, Massachusetts, the son of Robert Foster Barnard, an attorney, and...

Beadle, George Wells

Richard M. Burian.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Genetics and Genomics. 1962 words.

Beadle, George Wells (22 October 1903–09 June 1989), geneticist and university president, was the son of Hattie Albro and Chauncey Elmer Beadle, farmers near Wahoo, Nebraska. He was raised...

Berry, Edward Wilber

Ellis L. Yochelson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Organization and Management of Education; Palaeontology; Botany. 929 words.

Berry, Edward Wilber (10 February 1875–20 September 1945), paleobotanist, teacher, and university administrator, was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Abijah Conger Berry and Anna...

Birge, Edward Asahel

Frank N. Egerton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Limnology (Freshwater); Organization and Management of Education. 863 words.

Birge, Edward Asahel (07 September 1851–09 June 1950), limnologist and president of the University of Wisconsin, was born in Troy, New York, the son of Edward White Birge, a carpenter,...

Blackburn, Hugh (1823–1909), mathematician and college administrator

A. J. Crilly.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Organization and Management of Education. 1455 words.

Blackburn, Hugh (1823–1909), mathematician and college administrator, was born on 2 July 1823 at Craigflower in Fife, the seventh and youngest son of the eight children of John Blackburn...

Bowman, Isaiah

Ralph L. Langenheim.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Organization and Management of Education; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1146 words.

Bowman, Isaiah (26 December 1878–06 January 1950), geographer, geologist, and educator, was born at Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario, Canada, the son of Samuel Cressman Bowman and Emily...

Branner, John Casper

Margaret D. Champlin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1201 words.

Branner, John Casper (04 July 1850–01 March 1922), geologist and university president, was born in New Market, Tennessee, the son of Michael T. Branner, a third-generation Tennessee...

Brattle, Thomas (1658–1713), astronomer and college administrator in America

Conrad Edick Wright.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 940 words.

Brattle, Thomas (1658–1713), astronomer and college administrator in America, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 20 June 1658, the second of the eight children of Thomas Brattle (c.1624–...

Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868), natural philosopher and academic administrator

A. D. Morrison-Low.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 5194 words.

Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868), natural philosopher and academic administrator, was born on 11 December 1781 in a house in the Canongate, Jedburgh, second son and third of the six children...

Brosan, George Stephen (1921–2001), engineer and educational administrator

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Organization and Management of Education; Engineering (General). 1328 words.

Brosan, George Stephen (1921–2001), engineer and educational administrator, was born on 8 August 1921 in Budapest, Hungary, the only child of Rudolph Brosan, an architect, and his wife,...

Brush, George Jarvis

Elizabeth Noble Shor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1014 words.

Brush, George Jarvis (15 December 1831–06 February 1912), geologist and administrator, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Jarvis Brush, an importing merchant, and Sarah Keeler. When...

Bryan, William Lowe

James H. Capshew.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Education; Philosophy; Psychology. 1172 words.

Bryan, William Lowe (11 November 1860–21 November 1955), philosopher, psychologist, and educator, was born William Julian Bryan on a farm near Bloomington, Indiana, the son of John Bryan, a...

Bunting, Mary

Linda Eisenmann.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Microbiology; Education. 1309 words.

Bunting, Mary (10 July 1910–21 January 1998), college educator and microbiologist, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the eldest child of Henry Andrews Ingraham, a lawyer, and Mary Shotwell...

Burnett, Sir John Harrison (1922–2007), botanist and university administrator

Stefan Buczacki.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Botany. 1417 words.

Burnett, Sir John Harrison (1922–2007), botanist and university administrator, was born on 21 January 1922 in Ripon, Yorkshire, the son of Thomas Harrison Burnett (1887–1970), Methodist...

Carpenter, William Benjamin (1813–1885), biologist and university administrator

Roger Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences; Organization and Management of Education. 1505 words.

Carpenter, William Benjamin (1813–1885), biologist and university administrator, was born in Exeter on 29 October 1813, the fourth child and eldest son of Dr Lant Carpenter (1780–1840) and...

Caswell, Alexis

Elizabeth Noble Shor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Organization and Management of Education. 971 words.

Caswell, Alexis (29 January 1799–08 January 1877), science professor and administrator, was born in Taunton, Massachusetts, the son of Samuel Caswell and Polly Seaver, farmers. The boy...