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Stephen Butler Leacock

Stephen Butler Leacock, British economist. Member Anglican Church; Club: University (Montreal).


  • Leacock, Stephen Butler was born on December 30, 1869 in Swanmoor, Hampshire, England. Son of Walter Peter and Agnes Emma (Butler) Leacock.

  • Education

    • Student Upper Canada College, Toronto, 1882-1887. Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto, 1891. Doctor of Philisophy, University of Chicago, 1903.

      Doctor of Laws, Queens, 1919. Doctor of Letters, Brown University, University of Toronto, Dartmouth College, 1920, Bishop College, 1934, McGill University, 1936.


    • 1 son,, Stephen Lushington. With McGill University, Montreal, since 1901, professor political economy and head department economics since 1908. Retired 1936.


    • Author: Elements of Political Science, 1906. Literary Lapses, 1910. Nonsense Novels, 1911.

      Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, 1912. Iron Man and Tin Woman, 1929. Charles Dickens, 1933.

      Mark Twain, 1932
    • Lincoln Frees the Slaves, 1934. Humor: Its Theory and Technique, 1934. The British Empire, 1940.

      Montreal, Seaport and City, 1942. How to Write, 1943. Contributor articles to mags.


    Member Anglican Church. Club: University (Montreal).


    • Married Beatrix Hamilton, 1900 (died 1925).
    • father: Walter Peter Leacock
    • mother: Agnes Emma (Butler) Leacock
    • spouse: Beatrix Hamilton
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    Born December 30, 1869
    Died March 28, 1944
    (aged 74)