Edmund Janes James (1855-1925)

As president of the University of Illinois, he was instrumental in transforming it into one of the leading universities in the United States. As an economist, he advocated municipal ownership or control of utilities, federal aid to education at all levels, and he generally criticized laissez-faire economics, suggesting that the state should take an active part in advancing human welfare.

Date:
1895 circa 15 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES03110
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1109px
Width:
734px
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