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Ayres, Leonard Porter

Born: 1879 AD
Died: 1946 AD, at 67 years of age.

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.


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