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Robert Hutchins: "Robert Maynard Hutchins
Robert M. Hutchins has been deemed one of America's most highly esteemed and most well known educators. He was born on January 17, 1899, in Brooklyn, New York. Hutchins was educated at Oberlin College in Ohio, before serving in the military during World War I. He later completed his education at Yale university, graduating in 1921 and earning a law degree in 1925. From 1927 to 1929, he was the Dean of the Yale Law School. By the age of 30, Robert M. Hutchins became the President of the University of Chicago. He remained at the university until 1951, and served as Chancellor of the University of Chicago from 1945 to 1951. Hutchins then went on to become the director (1951) and President (1954) of The Fund for the Republic. He served as Chairman of the Board of Editors of the Encyclopedia Britannica from 1943 until his death on May 14, 1977."