Ward, Lester Frank

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Ward, Lester Frank Gender: M
born on 18 June 1841 at 23:45 (= 11:45 PM )
Place Joliet, Illinois, 41n32, 88w05
Timezone LMT m88w05 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 27°42' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 26°44 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 18°36'


American botanist, paleontologist, and sociologist. He served as the first president of the American Sociological Association. Ward was a pioneer who promoted the introduction of sociology courses into American higher education. He died on April 18, 1913 in Washington, DC.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Glimpses of the Cosmos" by Lester Frank Ward (New York, 1913), p. liv: ". . . on the southeast corner of Joliet and Benton Streets, Joliet, Illinois. The room in which I was born near midnight of June 18, 1841, is on the first floor in the northwest corner of house No. 514."


  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Sociologist
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Botanist, Paleontologist)