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Hill, Michael R. 2007. “George Elliott Howard.” Pp. 2170-2171 in the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, Vol. 5, edited by George Ritzer. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.


Copyright 2007 Michael R. Hill


George Elliott Howard, a distinguished social scientist trained initially in history, rose to the presidency of the American Sociological Society in 1917. Howard earned the A.B. in 1876 at the University of Nebraska. Following two years of advanced study in Germany, Howard joined the Nebraska faculty in 1879. Howard's most prominent Nebraska student from this period, Amos Griswold Warner, later wrote American Charities (1894) - a standard classic in the field. Howard was named to the prestigious "First Faculty" of Stanford University in 1891.