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
Leoncio Afonso 1916–2017 100 Spanish geographer[2]
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[3]
Idriz Ajeti 1917– 101 Albanologist, academic and researcher; one of the main researchers and authorities on the Albanian language studies of post-World War II[4][5]
Encarnacion Alzona 1895–2001 105 Filipino historian and educator[citation needed]
Henry Angus 1891–1991 100 Canadian educator, lawyer and administrator[citation needed]
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[6]
Henri Baruk 1897–1999 101 French neuropsychiatrist[citation needed]
Jacques Barzun 1907–2012 104 American historian[7]
Ze'ev Ben-Haim 1907–2013 105 Israeli linguist and former president of the Academy of the Hebrew Language[8]
Martin S. Bergmann 1913–2014 100 American clinical professor of psychology[9]
Giuliano Bonfante 1904–2005 101 Italian linguistics expert[citation needed]
Louise Marion Bosworth 1881–1982 101 American social scientist[citation needed]
Harvie Branscomb 1894–1998 103 American chancellor of Vanderbilt University[10]
Sámuel Brassai 1797–1897 100 Hungarian linguist and teacher[citation needed]
Alice Braunlich 1888–1989 101 American classical philologist[11]
Hallie Quinn Brown 1849–1949 100 African American educator and writer
Jerome Bruner 1915–2016 100 American psychologist[12]
June Buchanan 1887–1988 100 American co-founder of Alice Lloyd College[13]
Ambrose Burke 1895–1998 102 American President of Saint Ambrose University[14]
Elizabeth Campbell 1902–2004 101 American public broadcasting pioneer and educator
Chen Han-seng 1897–2004 107 Chinese sociologist and economist
Gabriel Chiramel 1914–2017 102 Indian educationist and Roman Catholic priest[15]
Thomas D. Clark 1903–2005 101 American historian
Ronald Coase 1910–2013 102 British economist (Nobel laureate)[16]
Stanwood Cobb 1881–1982 101 American Bahá'í educator and author
Anna J. Cooper 1858–1964 105 African American educator and civil rights advocate[17]
Richard N. Current 1912–2012 100 American historian[18]
Nellie Dale 1865–1967 102 British educator[19]
Julia Davis 1891–1993 101 African American educator[20]
P. C. Devassia 1906–2006 100 Indian Sanskrit scholar and poet[21]
Aaron Director 1901–2004 102 Ukrainian-American professor
Neagu Djuvara 1916–2018 101 Romanian diplomat and historian[22]
Isabella Dryden 1917– 100 Canadian educator
George Alexander Duncan 1902–2006 103 Irish economist and academic
Murray Barnson Emeneau 1904–2005 101 American linguist[citation needed]
Leopold Engleitner 1905–2013 107 Austrian lecturer, oldest survivor of Buchenwald, Niederhagen and Ravensbrück concentration camps
Fan Xuji 1914–2015 101 Chinese educator and President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University[23]
Eilene Galloway 1906–2009 102 American space policy expert[24]
Marie de Garis 1910–2010 100 Guernseyian lexicographer[25]
Jules Gros 1890–1992 102 Breton linguist[citation needed]
Luther Gulick 1892–1993 100 American social scientist
Bertrand Hallward 1901–2003 102 British first vice-chancellor of the University of Nottingham[citation needed]
Fletcher Hodges Jr. 1905–2006 100 American expert on the music of Stephen Foster[citation needed]
Emily Howland 1827–1929 101 American philanthropist and educator[citation needed]
Halil İnalcık 1916–2016 100 Turkish historian[26]
Janet Kalven 1913–2014 100 American theologian[27]
Hasan Karmi 1905–2007 101 Palestinian linguist, broadcaster and scholar[citation needed]
Alison Kelly 1913–2016 102 English art historian[28]
Dorothy Knowles 1906–2010 104 British academic[29]
Jaroslav Kozlík 1907–2012 105 Czech reformer of physical education[30]
Emmanuel Kriaras 1906–2014 107 Greek lexicographer[31]
Hans Kurath 1891–1992 100 Austrian-American linguist
Ernest Kurnow 1912–2014 101 American business professor[32]
Karolina Lanckorońska 1898–2002 104 Polish art historian and writer
Margaret Morgan Lawrence 1914– 103 American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst[33]
Harold Lawton 1899–2005 106 British scholar of French literature
Wolf Leslau 1906–2006 100 American leading scholar on Ethiopian languages and culture
Claude Lévi-Strauss 1908–2009 100 French anthropologist[34]
Bernard Lewis 1916–2018 102 British historian of the Middle East[35]
Charles E. Lindblom 1917–2018 100 American academic
Adolph Lowe 1893–1995 102 German sociologist and economist
Seymour Lubetzky 1898–2003 104 Belarusian-American librarian
Ernest Manheim 1900–2002 102 American sociologist, anthropologist and composer[36]
Richard B. Mather 1913–2014 101 Chinese-born American sinologist[37]
Henry Evans Maude 1906–2006 100 British anthropologist[38]
Eduardo Morales Miranda 1910–2012 102 Chilean founder of the Southern University of Chile[39]
John Morton-Finney 1889–1998 108 African American civil rights activist and lawyer
Ruth Munce 1898–2001 103 American educator; founder of the Keswick Christian School[citation needed]
Xue Muqiao 1904–2005 100 Chinese economist
Benzion Netanyahu 1910–2012 102 Polish-born Israeli historian[40]
Dorothy Nyswander 1894–1998 104 American health educator and advocate
Rodolfo Oroz 1895–1997 101 Chilean writer, professor, and philologist[41]
Sybil Plumlee 1911–2012 100 American teacher and police officer[42]
Norman Porteous 1898–2003 104 British Dean at the University of Edinburgh
Eva Gabriele Reichmann 1897–1998 101 German historian and sociologist
Loren Reid 1905–2014 109 American educator and author[43]
Barbara Reynolds 1914–2015 100 British scholar of Italian studies[44]
Fazlollah Reza 1915– 103 Iranian professor of engineering[45]
Laban Lacy Rice 1870–1973 102 American educator, President of Cumberland University
Louise Rosenblatt 1904–2005 100 American literary critic and scholar
María Rostworowski 1915–2016 100 Peruvian historian[46]
Ole Mørk Sandvik 1875–1976 101 Norwegian musicologist[47]
Raymond J. Saulnier 1908–2009 100 American Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers[48]
Laura Scales 1879–1990 110 American Dean at Smith College
Carl Emil Schorske 1915–2015 100 American cultural historian[49]
Robert H. Shaffer 1915–2017 102 American educator[50]
Akaki Shanidze 1887–1987 100 Georgian linguist and philologist
Peter J. Shields 1862–1962 100 American judge and activist who helped establish the University of California, Davis[citation needed]
Manouchehr Sotodeh 1913–2016 102 Iranian geographer and scholar[51][citation needed]
Theodore Stern 1912–2013 100 American academic, 16th President of the College of Charleston[52]
Dragutin Tadijanović 1905–2007 101 Croatian poet[citation needed]
Cornelius Taiwo 1910–2014 103 Nigerian educator[53]
Patrick Lennox Tierney 1914–2015 101 American Japanologist[54]
Mary Tortorich 1914–2017 102 American voice teacher[55]
Tsien Tsuen-hsuin 1910–2015 105 Chinese-born American sinologist and librarian[56]
G. Venkatasubbiah 1913– 104 Indian Kannada language lexicographer[57]
Marie Wadley 1906–2009 102 American co-founder of the Five Civilized Tribes Museum[citation needed]
T. K. Whitaker 1916–2017 100 Irish economist[58]
Yang Jingnian 1908–2016 107 Chinese economist and translator[59]
Silvio Zavala 1909–2014 105 Mexican historian[60]
Władysław Żeleński 1903–2006 102 Polish lawyer, historian and publicist
Zhou Youguang 1906–2017 111 Chinese linguist and father of Pinyin[61]

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