Brown, Elmer Ellsworth, 1861–1934, American educator, b. Chautauqua co., N.Y., grad. Illinois State Normal Univ., 1881, and studied at the Univ. of Michigan and in Germany. He taught education at the Univ. of Michigan (1891–93) and at the Univ. of California (1893–1906). After directing the reorganization of the Bureau of Education as U.S. commissioner of education (1906–11), he became chancellor of New York Univ., retiring in 1933. He wrote The Making of Our Middle Schools (1903) and A Few Remarks (1933).
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