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Charles Zueblin


Charles Zueblin was an American sociologist.


Zueblin was born in Pendleton, Indiana in 1866.


He was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University, Yale, and the University of Leipzig.


In 1891, Zueblin founded the Northwestern University Settlement. In 1892, he became the first secretary of the Chicago Society for University Extension. From 1892 to 1895 he was instructor.

From 1895 to 1896 assistant professor. From 1896 to 1902 associate professor. And from 1902 to 1908 full professor of sociology at the University of Chicago.

From 1911 to 1912, he was editor of the 20th Century Magazine. Zueblin lectured extensively and contributed frequently to philosophical and sociological journals, and to many of the most prominent magazines and reviews. From 1901 to 1902, he was president of the American League for Civic Improvement.

In 1904, the organization would become the American Civic Association.


  • Contributed to journals and many American newspapers. Lecturer Edinburgh Summer School, 1898. President American League for Civic Improvement, 1901-1902.

    Member Chicago Special Park Commission, 1901-1905. Author: American Municipal Progress, 1902, revised 1915. A Decade of Civic Development, 1905.

    The Religion of a Democrat, 1908. Democracy and the Overman, 1911.


John E. Zueblin

Henrietta (Follett) Zueblin