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Ayres, Leonard Porter

Born: 1879 AD
Died: 1946 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Educators

1879 – Born in Niantic, Conneticut.

1902 – He received his college and graduate training at Boston, Harvard, and Columbia universities.

       – He began teaching as one of the first to carry American ideas and methods to Porto Rico.

1908 – He was prominently identified with the work of the Russell Sage Foundation, especially as chairman of the committee in charge of the Backward Children Investigation.

1908-1909 – He lectured on education at New York University. Very many of his articles in educational journals have been reprinted, among them, The Effect of Promotion Rate on School Efficiency.

1940 – He was recalled to active duty with the rank of Brigadier General.

1942 – He retired and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.

1946 – Died this year.