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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 father, a clergyman, author, and journalist, was editor of the Boston Daily Advertiser. The family moved to Newton Highlands, Massachusetts, where Leonard received his early education in public schools. An avid bicycle racer, he participated in national matches as a young man. After receiving his Ph.B. degree from Boston University in 1902, he taught school in Puerto Rico, rising rapidly to become general superintendent of the island’s schools and chief of the Education Department’s Statistics Division in 1906. Returning to the states, he moved to New York City and joined the Russell Sage Foundation in 1908 to conduct investigations of the health and education of schoolchildren under the direction of ...

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Benton, William (01 April 1900–18 March 1973), advertising executive, educator, and politician, was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Charles Benton, a Congregationalist clergyman and professor of romance languages, and Elma Hixson, a schoolteacher. After brief military service in World War I, Benton attended Yale University and graduated in 1921. In 1928 he was married to Helen Hemingway. They had four children....

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Hadley, Arthur Twining (23 April 1856–06 March 1930), economist and university president, was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of James Hadley and Anne Twining. From his earliest years, Hadley’s education was shaped by his father, a professor of Greek at Yale University. Early academic pursuits included mathematics, science, and literature, and Hadley had learned German by the age of twelve. Hadley enrolled at Yale in 1872 at the age of sixteen, the same year his father died. He began postgraduate work in 1877 at Yale, which was followed by two years in Europe. Hadley studied for a year and a half at the University of Berlin, where he focused on political economy under the guidance of Adolf Wagner....

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James, Edmund Janes (21 May 1855–17 June 1925), political economist and university president, was born in Jacksonville, Illinois, the son of Colin Dew James, a Methodist minister and presiding elder, and Amanda Keziah Casad. In 1863 the family removed to Normal, Illinois. James entered the classical department of Northwestern University in 1873, remaining two terms, then spent six months with a survey crew on the Great Lakes, after which he continued with the classics at Harvard College for a year. Discontent with his collegiate fare, he left in 1875 for Germany, where he studied historical economics under Johannes Conrad at the University of Halle....