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Hutchins, Robert Maynard

Born: 1899 AD
Died: 1977 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Educators


US educator


dean of Yale Law School 1927-1929


president of University of Chicago 1929-1945


chancellor of University of Chicago 1945-1951


Page last updated: 3:30am, 25th Jul '06

  • "Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes ... different points of view."
  • "It has been said that we have not had the three R's in America, we had the six R's: remedial readin', remedial'ritin'and remedial'rithmetic."
  • "...The task is overwhelming, and the chance is slight. We must take the chance or die."
  • "The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment."
  • "The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives."