Hayakawa, S. I.
- Samuel Willard Crompton
Hayakawa, S. I. (18 July 1906–27 February 1992), semanticist and politician, was born Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the son of Ichora Hayakawa, a Japanese immigrant to Canada who ran an import-export business, and Tora Isono. Hayakawa went to high school in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and graduated with a B.A. from the University of Manitoba in 1927. He went to Montreal and studied for his master’s degree in English literature at McGill University. To support himself during these student days, he drove a taxicab in Montreal and worked as a department store clerk....