Bryson, Lyman, 1888–1959, American educator, b. Valentine, Nebr., grad. Univ. of Michigan (B.A., 1910; M.A., 1915). He taught there from 1913 to 1917. From 1918 to 1924 he was active in Red Cross work. He was appointed professor at Teachers College, Columbia, in 1935, and during World War II he worked in the Office of War Information. Consultant on public affairs for the Columbia Broadcasting System, he was instrumental in popularizing such forms of adult education as the public forum. Among his books are Adult Education (1936), Which Way America? (1939), The New Prometheus (1941), Science and Freedom (1946), and The Next America (1952).
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