Education: Chicago Reunion

Two of the smartest, most promising, most ambitious members of Yale's Class of 1921 were Robert Maynard ("Bob") Hutchins and William Burnett ("Bill") Benton. Each was the son of a teacher: Bob Hutchins' father was president of Berea College in Kentucky, Bill Benton's was head of the department of Romance languages at the University of Minnesota. In college, where Hutchins ran a tutoring bureau and Benton edited the comic Record, the boys were friends, partners on the debating team. After graduation their paths turned apart. Robert Maynard Hutchins stayed in education, had a...

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