Ducasse, Curt John
- Edward H. Madden
Ducasse, Curt John (07 July 1881–03 September 1969), philosopher and educator, was born in Angoulême, France, the son of Jean Louis Ducasse and Clementine Theoda Grolig. He was educated at the Bordeaux Lycée and the Abbotsholme School in England. Leaving Abbotsholme at the age of eighteen, he returned to France briefly in 1899 and then held a series of jobs that imparted quite a different sort of education. He was a cashier in a dry goods store in Mexico City, sold sheet music in town and country, opened a dress shop on Fifth Avenue featuring Mexican lace, was a stenographer in the foreign department of an insurance company in Manhattan, and was secretary to the chief engineer in the Seattle office of a railroad....