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Biography of James Rowland Angell


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Angell, James Rowland, educator, was born at Burlington, VT, 1869, son of James Burrill Angell. He graduated at the University of Michigan, 1890; A.M. Harvard, 1892. Studied also at Berlin, Halle, Lepzig, and Paris. Beginning as assistant professor of psychology, University of Chicago, 1894, he became associate professor, 1901, professor and head of the department, 1905. In 1911 he was made dean of the faculties, and during 1918-19, was acting president of the University of Chicago. In 1921 he was chosen president of Yale University.