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Livingston Farrand


FARRAND, LIVINGSTON American edu cationalist, was born at Newark, N. J., June 14, 1867. After he graduated from Princeton university in 1888, he studied medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York (M.D., 1891). During the next two years he studied at Cambridge (Eng land) and at Berlin. From 1893 to 1901 he was an instructor and from 1901 adjunct professor in psychology at Columbia uni versity ; from 5903 to 1914 he was professor of anthropology. In 1897 he accompanied the Jesup North Pacific expedition, which visited the Indians of British Columbia. From 1905 to 1914 he was executive secretary of the National Association for Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis, and from 1912 to 1914 treasurer of the American Health Association and editor of the American Journal of Public Health. From 1914 to 1919 he was president of the University of Colorado, but in 1917 was granted leave of ab sence, following his appointment by the international health board of the Rockefeller Foundation to direct the work against tubercu losis in France. In 1919 he was made chairman of the central committee of the American Red Cross. In 1921 he was elected to succeed Jacob Gould Schurman as president of Cornell uni versity. He wrote The Basis of American History (1 goo) and various articles on psychology and anthropology.

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