In Affectionate Memory of Henry Pratt Fairchild, 1880-1956

Authors

  • Leo Huberman
  • Paul M. Sweezy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-008-07-1956-11_3

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History

Abstract

Henry Pratt Fairchild was born in Dundee, Illinois, on August 18, 1880. He did his undergraduate work at Doane College in Nebraska, graduating in the class of 1900. The next three years he spent teaching at the International College in Smyrna (now Izmir), Turkey. Returning to the United States, he taught successively at Doane, Bowdoin, and Yale, taking his PhD at Yale in 1909. During World War I, he served with the War Camp Community Service, and in 1919 joined the faculty of New York University, first as Professor of Social Economy and from 1924 on as Professor of Sociology. He was Chairman of the Department of Sociology from 1938 to 1945, when he retired as Professor Emeritus. He maintained his office and his associations at NYU right up to his death.

Published

1956-11-03

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