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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Baker Brownell  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1887 in St. Charles, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Baker Brownell was born and raised in St. Charles. He graduated from St. Charles High School and several universities including Northwestern University in Evanston.

Biographical and Professional Information

In 1921 Brownell joined the faculty of Northwestern University, where he would spend the duration of his academic career. Initially, he was a lecturer in editorial writing and journalism, but soon began teaching courses in contemporary thought and philosophy.

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