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James Bryant Conant

James Bryant Conant, educator, former United States ambassador. Served Chemical Warfare Service, United States Army, 1917-1918.

Background

  • Conant, James Bryant was born on March 26, 1893 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of James Scott and Jennet Orr (Bryant) Conant.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1913, Doctor of Philosophy., 1916. Also numerous honorary degrees.

    Career

    • Professor chemistry Harvard, 1919-1933, president, 1933-1953, president emeritus. United States high commissioner for Germany, 1953-1955. United States ambassador to Federal Republic Germany, 1955-1957.

      Conductor studies through Carnegie Corporation New York grants American Public High School, 1957-1962, Education of America Teachers, 1962-1963. Chairman National Defense Research Committee, 1941-1946. Deputy director Office of Scientific Research and Development, 1941-1946.

      Member general advising committee Atomic Energy Commission, 1947-1952. Educational adviser to Ford Foundation, Berlin, Germany, 1963-1965.

    Works

    • Author: On Understanding Science, 1947. Education in a Divided World, 1948. Science and Common Sense, 1951.Modern Science and Modern Man, 1952. Education and Liberty, 1953. The Citadel of Learning, 1956.Germany and Freedom, 1958. The American High School Today, 1959. The Revolutionary Transformation of the American High School, 1959.The Child, The Parent, and the State, 1959. Education in the Junior High School Years, 1960. Slums and Suburbs

    Membership

    Served Chemical Warfare Service, United States Army, 1917-1918.

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    • Married Grace Thaver Richards, April. Children: James Richards, Theodore Richards.
    • father: James Scott Conant
    • mother: Jennet Orr (Bryant) Conant
    • spouse: Grace Thaver Richards
    • children: James Richards Conant
    • Theodore Richards Conant
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    Died February 11, 1978
    (aged 84)
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