List of centenarians (educators, school administrators, social scientists and linguists)

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The following is a list of centenarians – specifically, people who became famous as educators, school administrators, social scientists, and linguists – known for reasons other than their longevity. For more lists, see lists of centenarians.

Name Lifespan Age Notability
Daniel Aaron 1912–2016 103 American academic[1]
Vasily Abaev 1900–2001 100 Ossetian linguist and philologist[2]
Leoncio Afonso 1916–2017 100 Spanish geographer[3]
Lydia Kaʻonohiponiponiokalani Aholo 1878–1979 101 Hawai'ian namesake and hānai daughter of Queen Liliʻuokalani of Hawaii]; educator; the first to formally teach Hawaiian language at Kamehameha Schools[4]
Idriz Ajeti 1917–2019 101 Albanologist, academic and researcher; one of the main researchers and authorities on the Albanian language studies of post-World War II[5][6]
Encarnacion Alzona 1895–2001 105 Filipino historian and educator[7]
Henry Angus 1891–1991 100 Canadian educator, lawyer and administrator[8]
John Haden Badley 1865–1967 102 English educator and founder of the Bedales School
Ann Barzel 1905–2007 101 American writer, critic and lecturer on dance[9]
Henri Baruk 1897–1999 101 French neuropsychiatrist[10]
Jacques Barzun 1907–2012 104 American historian[11]
Anne Olivier Bell 1916–2018 102 English literary editor and art scholar, member of the Monuments Men Brigade[12]
Ze'ev Ben-Haim 1907–2013 105 Israeli linguist and former president of the Academy of the Hebrew Language[13]
Martin S. Bergmann 1913–2014 100 American clinical professor of psychology[14]
Giuliano Bonfante 1904–2005 101 Italian linguistics expert[15]
Louise Marion Bosworth 1881–1982 101 American social scientist[16]
Harvie Branscomb 1894–1998 103 American chancellor of Vanderbilt University[17]
Sámuel Brassai 1797–1897 100 Hungarian linguist and teacher
Alice Braunlich 1888–1989 101 American classical philologist[18]
Hallie Quinn Brown 1849–1949 100 African American educator and writer[19]
Jerome Bruner 1915–2016 100 American psychologist[20]
June Buchanan 1887–1988 100 American co-founder of Alice Lloyd College[21]
Ambrose Burke 1895–1998 102 American President of Saint Ambrose University[22]
Elizabeth Campbell 1902–2004 101 American public broadcasting pioneer and educator[23]
Chen Han-seng 1897–2004 107 Chinese sociologist and economist[24]
Gabriel Chiramel 1914–2017 102 Indian educationist and Roman Catholic priest[25]
Thomas D. Clark 1903–2005 101 American historian[26]
Ronald Coase 1910–2013 102 British economist (Nobel laureate)[27]
Stanwood Cobb 1881–1982 101 American Bahá'í educator and author
Anna J. Cooper 1858–1964 105 African American educator and civil rights advocate[28]
Richard N. Current 1912–2012 100 American historian[29]
Nellie Dale 1865–1967 102 British educator[30]
Julia Davis 1891–1993 101 African American educator[31]
P. C. Devassia 1906–2006 100 Indian Sanskrit scholar and poet[32]
Aaron Director 1901–2004 102 Ukrainian-American professor[33]
Neagu Djuvara 1916–2018 101 Romanian diplomat and historian[34]
Isabella Dryden 1917– 102 Canadian educator[35]
George Alexander Duncan 1902–2006 103 Irish economist and academic[36]
Marianne Eckardt 1913–2018 105 German-born American psychoanalyst and editor[37]
Murray Barnson Emeneau 1904–2005 101 American linguist[38]
Leopold Engleitner 1905–2013 107 Austrian lecturer, oldest survivor of Buchenwald, Niederhagen and Ravensbrück concentration camps[39]
Fan Xuji 1914–2015 101 Chinese educator and President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University[40]
D. J. Finney 1917–2018 101 British statistician[41]
Eilene Galloway 1906–2009 102 American space policy expert[42]
Marie de Garis 1910–2010 100 Guernseyian lexicographer[43]
Jules Gros 1890–1992 102 Breton linguist[44]
Luther Gulick 1892–1993 100 American social scientist[45]
Daphne Lorraine Gum 1916–2017 101 Australian pioneer in cerebral palsy care[46]
Bertrand Hallward 1901–2003 102 British first vice-chancellor of the University of Nottingham[47]
Fletcher Hodges Jr. 1905–2006 100 American expert on the music of Stephen Foster
Olivia Hooker 1915–2018 103 American psychologist, professor, soldier (yeoman, first African-American woman in the U.S. Coast Guard) and the last known survivor of the Tulsa race riots of 1921.[48]
Emily Howland 1827–1929 101 American philanthropist and educator[49]
Halil İnalcık 1916–2016 100 Turkish historian[50]
Robert L. Kahn 1918–2019 100 American psychologist and social scientist[51]
Janet Kalven 1913–2014 100 American theologian[52]
Hasan Karmi 1905–2007 101 Palestinian linguist, broadcaster and scholar[53]
Alison Kelly 1913–2016 102 English art historian[54]
Anvar Khamei 1917–2018 101 Iranian sociologist and economist[55]
Ferdinand Knobloch 1916–2018 101 Czech-Canadian psychiatrist[56]
Dorothy Knowles 1906–2010 104 British academic[57]
Jaroslav Kozlík 1907–2012 105 Czech reformer of physical education[58]
Emmanuel Kriaras 1906–2014 107 Greek lexicographer[59]
Hans Kurath 1891–1992 100 Austrian-American linguist[60]
Ernest Kurnow 1912–2014 101 American business professor[61]
Karolina Lanckorońska 1898–2002 104 Polish art historian and writer[62]
Geoffrey Langlands 1917–2019 101 British-Pakistani educator and Army Major[63]
Margaret Morgan Lawrence 1914–2019 105 American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst[64]
Harold Lawton 1899–2005 106 British scholar of French literature[65]
Wolf Leslau 1906–2006 100 American leading scholar on Ethiopian languages and culture[66]
Claude Lévi-Strauss 1908–2009 100 French anthropologist[67]
Bernard Lewis 1916–2018 101 British historian of the Middle East[68]
Charles E. Lindblom 1917–2018 100 American academic[69]
Liu Xuyi 1913–2018 105 Chinese historian and scholar[70]
Adolph Lowe 1893–1995 102 German sociologist and economist[71]
Seymour Lubetzky 1898–2003 104 Belarusian-American librarian[72]
Eleanor Maccoby 1917–2018 101 American psychologist[73]
Ernest Manheim 1900–2002 102 American sociologist, anthropologist and composer[74]
Richard B. Mather 1913–2014 101 Chinese-born American sinologist[75]
Henry Evans Maude 1906–2006 100 British anthropologist[76]
Eduardo Morales Miranda 1910–2012 102 Chilean founder of the Southern University of Chile[77]
John Morton-Finney 1889–1998 108 African American civil rights activist and lawyer
Xue Muqiao 1904–2005 100 Chinese economist[78]
Benzion Netanyahu 1910–2012 102 Polish-born Israeli historian[79]
Dorothy Nyswander 1894–1998 104 American health educator and advocate[80]
Rodolfo Oroz 1895–1997 101 Chilean writer, professor, and philologist[81]
Maria Isaura Pereira de Queiróz 1918–2018 100 Brazilian sociologist[82]
Sybil Plumlee 1911–2012 100 American teacher and police officer[83]
Norman Porteous 1898–2003 104 British Dean at the University of Edinburgh[84]
Eva Gabriele Reichmann 1897–1998 101 German historian and sociologist[85]
Loren Reid 1905–2014 109 American educator and author[86]
Barbara Reynolds 1914–2015 100 British scholar of Italian studies[87]
Fazlollah Reza 1915–2019 104 Iranian professor of engineering[88]
Laban Lacy Rice 1870–1973 102 American educator, President of Cumberland University[89]
Louise Rosenblatt 1904–2005 100 American literary critic and scholar[90]
María Rostworowski 1915–2016 100 Peruvian historian[91]
Ole Mørk Sandvik 1875–1976 101 Norwegian musicologist[92]
Raymond J. Saulnier 1908–2009 100 American Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers[93]
Laura Scales 1879–1990 110 American Dean at Smith College[94]
Carl Emil Schorske 1915–2015 100 American cultural historian[95]
Robert H. Shaffer 1915–2017 104 American educator[96]
Akaki Shanidze 1887–1987 100 Georgian linguist and philologist[97]
Peter J. Shields 1862–1962 100 American judge and activist who helped establish the University of California, Davis[98]
Manouchehr Sotodeh 1913–2016 102 Iranian geographer and scholar[99][100]
Theodore Stern 1912–2013 100 American academic, 16th President of the College of Charleston[101]
Paul Streeten 1917–2019 101 Austrian-born British economist and university professor[102]
Cornelius Taiwo 1910–2014 103 Nigerian educator[103]
Takeda Kiyoko 1917–2018 100 Japanese scholar[104]
Patrick Lennox Tierney 1914–2015 101 American Japanologist[105]
Mary Tortorich 1914–2017 102 American voice teacher[106]
Tsien Tsuen-hsuin 1910–2015 105 Chinese-born American sinologist and librarian[107]
G. Venkatasubbiah 1913– 106 Indian Kannada language lexicographer[108]
Marie Wadley 1906–2009 102 American co-founder of the Five Civilized Tribes Museum[109]
Frøystein Wedervang 1918–2018 100 Norwegian economist[110]
Curt Weibull 1886-1991 105 Swedish historian[111]
T. K. Whitaker 1916–2017 100 Irish economist[112]
Yang Jingnian 1908–2016 107 Chinese economist and translator[113]
Silvio Zavala 1909–2014 105 Mexican historian[114]
Władysław Żeleński 1903–2006 102 Polish lawyer, historian and publicist[115]
Zhou Youguang 1906–2017 111 Chinese linguist and father of Pinyin[116]

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