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Name:    Harris, William T.
Category:  Education
Born/Started:     Sep. 10, 1835
Died/Ended:     Nov. 05, 1909
Description:    William Torry Harris was a St. Louis philosopher, writer and educator. In 1866 he founded the St. Louis School of Idealism and originated the study of Germanic thought in the U.S. Harris published the important periodical, The Journal of Speculative Philosophy from 1867 to 1893. It featured works by most major American philosophers, including William James and John Dewey, as well as German philosophers such as Hegel, Fichte and Schelling. It was America’s first professional periodical devoted to philosophy.

Harris published his seminal book, Hegel´s Logic, in 1890. In all, he published numerous books and over 500 articles. He was an esteemed educator and appointed university professor of philosophy education at Washington University while he served as superintendent of St. Louis public schools in 1876. He was U.S. commissioner of education from 1889 to 1907. Harris Teachers College, which became Harris-Stowe Teacher´s College was named after him. Also, the city named ten townhouses for him in Lafayette Square.[Cuoco/Gass]

Structures & Places
Harris Row (10 detached row houses)

Harris and Stowe Colleges merged



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