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The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans
Biographies of Notable Americans, 1904



With more than thirty thousand entries, this encyclopedia of important Americans spans the history of the nation from the first arrivals in the 17th Century through the end of the 19th Century. Rich in detail, each entry includes a short family history and a record of the important accomplishments of the individual.

Source Information: Biographies of Notable Americans, 1904 [database online]. Orem, UT:, Inc., 1997. Original data: Johnson, Rossiter, ed. Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans. Volumes I-X. Boston, MA: The Biographical Society, 1904.


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HALSEY, John Julius, educator, was born at Louisville, Ky., Nov. 23, 1848; son of Leroy J. and Caroline Augusta (Anderson) Halsey. He was graduated from Chicago university in 1870, engaged in the abstract of title business, 1870-78, and in 1878 was appointed to the chair of rhetoric in Lake Forest university, to which chair English literature was added in 1880.

In 1890, on the creation of the D. K. Pearsons chair of political and social science in that institution, Professor Halsey was transferred to that professorship, the work of which he had done from 1878. He was married, July 9, 1885, to Elizabeth B. Gardner of Faribault, Minn. He was elected a member of the American historical association. He is the author of numerous contributions to magazines and newspapers, especially on the subjects of sociology and history. [p.46]


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