George Edgar Vincent

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George Edgar Vincent
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Third President of the University of Minnesota
In office
1911–1917
Preceded by Cyrus Northrop
Succeeded by Marion LeRoy Burton
Personal details
Born (1864-03-21)March 21, 1864
Rockford, Illinois
United States
Died February 1, 1941(1941-02-01) (aged 76)
New York City, New York
United States
Spouse(s) Louise (Palmer) Vincent
Children John Henry Vincent
Isabel (Vincent) Harper
Elizabath (Vincent) Foster
Alma mater Yale University
Profession Sociologist, Professor, University President

George Edgar Vincent (March 21, 1864 – February 2, 1941) was an American sociologist and university president.

Biography[edit]

He was born at Rockford, Illinois, the son of Bishop John H. Vincent. He studied at Yale, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and served on the thirteenth editorial board of The Yale Record.[1] After graduating in 1885, he engaged in journalistic and literary work.

In 1888 he became associated with the Chautauqua system as vice principal, and after 1907 was president of the Chautauqua Institution (of the Chautauqua movement).

From 1892 to 1894 he was a fellow at the University of Chicago, in the first Department of Sociology in the United States. He was appointed to the Chicago faculty in 1894 and became a professor of sociology in 1904. From 1900 to 1907 he was dean of the junior colleges, and from 1907 to 1911 he was dean of the faculties of arts, literature, and science.

In 1911 he became the third president of the University of Minnesota.

Vincent Hall on the University of Minnesota's East Bank campus is named in his honor. Vincent Hall is home to the School of Mathematics.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Record Editors". The Yale Banner. New Haven: Thomas Penney and G. D. Pettee. 1877. p. 182.

Works[edit]

  • An Introduction to the Study of Society (1894) with Albion W. Small, the first sociology textbook
  • The Social Mind and Education (1896)
  • The National Memory (1913)

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Edward A. Ross
President of the American Sociological Association
1915–1916
Succeeded by
George E. Howard
Preceded by
Cyrus Northrop
President of the University of Minnesota
1911–1917
Succeeded by
Marion LeRoy Burton