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Baxter, James Phinney, III

Joel Webb Eastman

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Baxter, James Phinney, III (15 February 1893–17 June 1975), historian, was born in Portland, Maine, the son of James Phinney Baxter, Jr., a businessman, and Nelly Furbish Carpenter. He was educated in Portland public schools, finishing his last year of high school at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Baxter attended Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where he majored in history and participated in debate and student government. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude in 1914....

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Subjects: Education ; History

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