Thayer, Ernest Lawrence
- Ann T. Keene
Thayer, Ernest Lawrence (14 August 1863–21 August 1940), writer, was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the son of Edward Thayer, owner of several woolen mills, and Ellen Darling Thayer. Growing up in a privileged family, Ernest was educated privately in his early years. In 1881 he followed in the footsteps of generations of male Thayers by enrolling at Harvard University; there he studied philosophy with ...