Education: An Academician

The Institute of France elected Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, President of Columbia University, a member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences. The vote was given "in recognition both of President Butler's intellectual leadership in America and of his friendship for France as expressed during and since the World War." The only other American member is Woodrow Wilson. Theodore Roosevelt also enjoyed the honor. It is the seat left vacant by the death of Viscount Bryce, which Dr. Butler now takes.

The Institute is composed of five bodies : the French Academy,...

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