From a New Zealand boyhood to the presidency of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Richard Cockburn Maclaurin made...

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RICHARD COCKBURN MACLAURIN: President of the Nassachusetts Institute of Technology

From a New Zealand boyhood to the presidency of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Richard Cockburn Maclaurin made an enviable place for himself in a life crowded with ideals sustained, worthy ambitions realized. A brilliant student from childhood, refusing to be hampered by ill health, he won through to eminence in the field of mathematics, made a notable beginning in law, was chosen professor of the new university in New Zealand, was summoned to a professorship at Columbia -- and spent the last years of his life as president of ""Tech"" -- adored by graduates and undergraduates alike. This is primarily a book for Boston and environs -- for those interested in educational history -- and for alumni of those memorable years -- 1909-1920. Not an inspired but an adequate book so far as it goes.

Pub Date: June 29, 1937

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Publisher: Macmillan

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1937