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Biography of Marion LeRoy Burton


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Burton, Marion LeRoy. Educator. Born at Brooklyn, IA, 1874. He graduated from Carleton College, MN, 1900; Yale Divinity School, 1906; Ph. D. Yale, 1907. After teaching, preaching, and traveling in Europe, 1907-10, he was president of Smith College, 1910-17, and of the University of Minnesota, 1917-20. In 1920 he was elected president of the University of Michigan. Author: "The Secret of Achievement" and various other works.