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educator , Philosopher , author

James Burnham, American author, philosopher, educator.

Background

Burnham, James was born on November 22, 1905 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Claude George and Mary May (Gillis) Burnham.

Education

Bachelor, Princeton University, 1927;Bachelor, University of Oxford, England, 1929;Master of Arts, University of Oxford, England, 1932.

Career

Professor philosophy, Washington Square College, New York University, New York City, 1929-1953.

Works

Connections

Married Marcia Lightner, March 31, 1934. Children: Marcia, James Bernard, John Lightner.

father:
Claude George Burnham

mother:
Mary May (Gillis) Burnham

spouse:
Marcia Lightner

child:
Marcia Burnham

child:
James Bernard Burnham

child:
John Lightner Burnham