Of the 50 young men Woodrow Wilson hired to inaugurate his famed Princeton preceptorial system, many became noted educators. Nine were subsequently made chairmen of their departments, four became deans.
There was one of the 50 who earned no string of degrees, published no learned works, never became a department head or a dean. "I shall die an associate professor," said snowy-haired, 71-year-old Francis Charles MacDonald, A.B., last week. "I didn't succeed very well, but I had good fun."
Born in Bangkok, Siam, the son of a
Presbyterian missionary, "Mr. Mac" came to the U.S....