Education: Railroaders

It is not by chance that a railroad clerk or track laborer rises to be president of the system. It is not by chance that universities select the heads of their boards of trustees and the chairmen of their endowment-raising committees. It is not by chance that Daniel Willard, president of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, now fills those two positions at Johns Hopkins University exactly as Howard Elliott, chairman of the Northern Pacific Railroad, fills them at Harvard University.

Mr. Willard was elected last week, after twelve years on the Johns...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!