Education: Monument to Freedom

University of Minnesota Regent Pierce Butler (now an Associate Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court) picked up the telephone in his Minneapolis law office one September day in 1917, angrily demanded that University President Marion LeRoy Burton call the Board of Regents together at once. A young law clerk in Butler's office named Elmer Austin Benson pricked up his ears when he heard his chief shout the name "Schaper."

No small fry was William August Schaper. Chairman of the University's political science department, where he had taught 17 years, he was an internationally...

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