John Dewey, American philosoper and reformer, born in Vermont

John Dewey was born in Burlington, Vermont the son of a grocer who spent four of his son's first six years of life absent in the Vermont cavalry fighting for the Union. He was educated at the universities of Vermont and Johns Hopkins, where he received his doctorate. A pragmatist, an unswerving democrat, a progressive, and an landmark educational reformer, he became one of the most influential American thinkers in history. He died in 1952. (By John Osborne)
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Alan Ryan, John Dewey and the High Tide of American Liberalism (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1997), 41-42.
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