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Wayne Albert Risser Leys

Wayne Albert Risser Leys, American educator. Member, secretary board of trustees Roosevelt U., 1945-1950, 53-59; Member American Association University Professors, American Philosophical Association (secretary-treasurer Western div. 1947-1949,; Mason.; Club: The Cliff Dwellers (vice president 1950) (Chicago).

Background

  • Leys, Wayne Albert Risser was born on June 29, 1905 in Bloomington, Illinois, United States. Son of John Albert and Stella (Risser) Leys.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1926. Doctor of Philosophy. (fellow philosophy 1928-1930), University of Chicago, 1930.

    Career

    • NWLB, 1943-1945; dean faculties Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1945-1955, professor philosophy, 1945-1963, vice president, 1949-1955, dean graduate div., 1955-1963. Professor philosophy Southern Illinois U., 1964-1973. Visiting lecturer philosophy Johns Hopkins, summer 1950, Northwestern University, summer 1954, University of Michigan, spring 1955.

      Lecturer University of Chicago, 1956-1961. Cons. operations research office Johns Hopkins: research director ethical standards project National Institute Labor Education, 1960-1961. Department State Cultural Exchange lecture tour, 1962.

    Works

    • Author: The Religious Control of Emotion, 1932. Ethics and Social Policy, 1941. Ethics for Policy Decisions, 1952.

      Philosophy and the Public Interest (with C. M. Perry), 1959. Gandhi and America’s Educational Future (with P.S.S. Rama Rao), 1969. Editorial board Dewey Publication Center, 1966-1973.

      Contributor articles, book reviews various public. Lecturer various university and governmental agys.

    Religion

    Denomination: Conglist

    Membership

    Member, secretary board of trustees Roosevelt U., 1945-1950, 53-59. Member American Association University Professors, American Philosophical Association (secretary-treasurer Western div. 1947-1949,; Mason.; Club: The Cliff Dwellers (vice president 1950) (Chicago).

    Connections

    • Married Helen Benson, August 26, 1930. Children: Portia Leys Sonnenfeld, Carolyn Anne Leys Moyer, Professor.
    • father: John Albert Leys
    • mother: Stella (Risser) Leys
    • spouse: Helen Benson
    • children: Portia Leys Sonnenfeld Leys
    • Carolyn Anne Leys Moyer Leys
    • Prof Leys
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    Died March 7, 1973
    (aged 67)
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