Elmer Ellsworth Brown
|United States Commissioner of Education|
July 1, 1906 – June 30, 1911
|Preceded by||William Harris|
|Succeeded by||Philander Claxton|
|Born||August 28, 1861|
Kiantone, New York, U.S.
|Died||November 3, 1934 (aged 73)|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||New York University|
Illinois State University
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
University of Halle-Wittenberg
Elmer Ellsworth Brown (1861–1934) was an American educator. Born at Kiantone in Chautauqua County, New York, he studied at New York University (NYU), graduated from Illinois State Normal University in 1881 and at the University of Michigan (A.B., 1889); then he studied in Germany and received a Ph.D. from the University of Halle in 1890.
He was principal of public schools in Belvidere, Illinois, in 1881-84, assistant state secretary of the Y. M. C. A. of Illinois (1884–87), and principal of the high school at Jackson, Michigan, in 1890–91. He taught education at the University of Michigan (1891–93) and at the University of California, Berkeley (1893–1906). After directing the reorganization of the Bureau of Education as U.S. Commissioner of Education (1906–11), he became chancellor of New York University, where he founded NYU Press in 1916 "to publish contributions to higher learning by eminent scholars."
He was made fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and vice president of the education section in 1907. He led the Andiron Club from 1916 to 1922 and was associated with the Eucleian Society. Brown retired from NYU in 1933 and died in 1934 in New York.
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Elmer Ellsworth Brown
His works include:
- The Making of Our Middle Schools (1903).
- The Origin of American State Universities (1905).
- Government by Influences, and Other Addresses (1909).
- An Efficient Organization and Enlarged Scope for the Bureau of Education (1910).
- A Few Remarks (1933).
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- Beach, Chandler B., ed. (1914). The New Student's Reference Work. Chicago: F. E. Compton and Co. .
- Rines, George Edwin, ed. (1920). Encyclopedia Americana. .
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| Chancellor of New York University