John Archibald Fairlie

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John Archibald Fairlie
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John Archibald Fairlie, c. 1906
Born (1872-10-30)October 30, 1872
Glasgow, Scotland
Died January 26, 1947(1947-01-26) (aged 74)
Known for Political scientist

John Archibald Fairlie (October 30, 1872 – January 26, 1947) was a Scottish-born political scientist who spent his professional career in the United States.


Fairlie was born in Glasgow, Scotland in October 1872. He moved with his family to Jacksonville, Florida in 1881 at age eight. He graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1887. He attended Harvard University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1895 and a Master of Arts degree in 1896. He enrolled at the Columbia University School of Political Science in 1897, earning a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1898. After spending a year as the secretary to the Roosevelt-Greene Committee on Canals of New York State, Fairlie became a lecturer on municipal administration at Columbia. In 1900, he joined the faculty of the University of Michigan as an assistant professor of administrative law. He became a junior professor in 1906. In 1929, he was elected president of the American Association of Political Science. Throughout his professional career, he was a frequent contributor to early political science journals, including "The Political Science Quarterly," "The Quarterly Journal of Economics," and "The Annals of the American Academy of Social and Political Science." He also served on the board of editors of "The American Political Science Review."[1] Fairlie later joined the faculty of the University of Illinois and became chair of the university's political science department.[2] Fairlie died in January 1947.[3]

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  1. ^ Burke A. Hinsdale and Isaac Newton Demmon, History of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1906), pp. 339-340.
  2. ^ "Obituary: John A. Fairlie". Chicago Daily Tribune. January 27, 1947. 
  3. ^ "DR. JOHN A. FAIRLIE, LONG AN EDUCATOR; Emeritus Professor of Political Science at U. of Illinois Dies". The New York Times. January 27, 1947. 

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