Education: Dictionary's End

Calvin Coolidge is not in the Dictionary of American Biography because he died too late (1933) for Volume IV (Chanfour-to-Cushing). Last year Jane Addams and Edwin Arlington Robinson likewise died too late, William H. Woodin was in time. Last week this unique race between Death and the alphabet closed as the editors of the Dictionary completed a twelve-year labor, published their 20th and final volume (Werden-to-Zunser). Also last week the editors violated their inflexible alphabetical order for the first time.

Heading Volume XX was a four-page biography of the New York Times's late, great...

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