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Stephen Butler Leacock

economist.

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

Background

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.

Career

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

Works

  • 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.

Membership

Member Anglican Church. Club: University (Montreal).

Connections

Married Beatrix Hamilton, 1900 (died 1925).

father:
Walter Peter Leacock

mother:
Agnes Emma (Butler) Leacock

spouse:
Beatrix Hamilton