Nicholas Murray Butler

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Birthday
2, 1862
Birthplace
Elizabeth, NJ
Death Date
Dec 7, 1947 (85)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
2, 1862
Birthplace
Elizabeth, NJ
Death Date
Dec 7, 1947 (85)

About

Former President of Columbia University and a close advisor of several presidents who won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1931.

Before Fame

Finding the old-time teaching methods impractical for the new age, he founded Industrial Education Association at Columbia to further his own pedagogic technique.

Trivia

An activist for international cooperation, he was appointed president of the American branch of International Conciliation, and persuaded Andrew Carnegie to start another world peace foundation.

Family Life

He was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey and his father Henry L. Butler was a manufacturer.

Associated With

He along with Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and one other were the arguably the most politically powerful quartet of the 1910s.