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Cooley, Charles Hortonlocked

(17 August 1864–07 May 1929)
  • E. R. Fuhrman


Cooley, Charles Horton (17 August 1864–07 May 1929), sociological theorist, was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Thomas McIntyre Cooley, a prominent jurist, and Mary Elizabeth Horton. Not a great deal is known about Cooley’s early life. Although he kept numerous notebooks, he later destroyed them. It appears from his later comments that his early childhood was not something he particularly wanted to remember and that from the age of eight until he was in his twenties his health was not good. As a youth he was shy and retiring, having few playmates. He liked solitary reading and often daydreamed, featuring himself as a great orator or leader....

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