Erskine, John

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Erskine, John Gender: M
born on 5 October 1879 at 00:00 (= 12:00 midnight )
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w0
Timezone LMT m74w0 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 11°35' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 04°37 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 29°48'


American educator and author, pianist and composer. He was first an English professor at Amherst College from 1903 to 1909, followed by Columbia University from 1909 and 1937, during his tenure he formulated General Honors Course, which later founded the influential Great Books movement. He published over 100 books, novel, criticism, essays including his most important essay, The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent (1915).

He died 2 June 1951.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Yaeger quotes Lescaut via authobiography


  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction