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us: James, Edmund J. (Edmund Janes), 1855-1925


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  • Fuller Name

    • Edmund Janes
  • Variants

    • us: James, Edmund Janes, 1855-1925
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        18550521
    • Death Date

        19250617
    • Birth Place

        Jacksonville (Ill.)
    • Death Place

        Covina (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        United States
    • Associated Locale

        Germany
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)
        • Organization: (naf) Harvard University
        • Organization: (naf) Universit├Ąt Halle
        • Organization: (naf) Wharton School
        • Organization: (naf) University of Chicago
        • Organization: (naf) American Academy of Political and Social Science
        • Organization: (naf) American Economic Association
        • Organization: (naf) American Society for the Extension of University Teaching
        • Organization: (naf) University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus)
    • Gender

        male
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Economics
          (lcsh) Public administration
            (lcsh) Finance, Public
          • Occupation

              (lcsh) College presidents
                (lcsh) College teachers
            • Earlier Established Forms

                James, Edmund Janes, 1855-1925James, Edmund Janes,1855-1925
            • Sources

              • found: nuc90-34695: Germany. The federal constitution of Germany [MI] 1899 (hdg. on MiU rept.: James, Edmund Janes, 1855-1925; usage: Edmund J. James)
              • found: LC data base, 07-27-90 (hdg.: James, Edmund Janes, 1855-1925; usage: Edmund J. James)
              • found: Northwestern University Archives finding aid, Edmund Janes James Papers (Edmund Janes James, Northwestern University's thirteenth president (1902-1904), was the son of a Methodist clergyman in Jacksonville, Ill. He was born on May 21, 1855, and attended Northwestern University for one year (1873) before finishing his undergraduate education at Harvard; he then attended the University of Halle, in Germany, to study historical economics, receiving his doctorate in 1877. By 1883 James had joined the Business faculty at the University of Pennsylvania as professor of public finance and administration, taking on the directorship of the Wharton School of Finance. In 1893 he accepted an appointment at the new University of Chicago, as professor of public administration and as director of Pennsylvania's extension program there. It was from there that he accepted the presidency of Northwestern University in early 1902 ... founder of the American Academy of Political and Social Science; one of the organizers of the American Economic Association; first president of the American Society for the Extension of University Teaching in 1891; in 1904 James accepted the offer of the presidency of the University of Illinois, resigned in 1920; died at his sister's home in Covina, California, on June 17, 1925)
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              • 1990-07-27: new
              • 2015-12-02: revised
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