Education: Berry on Degrees

A learned incongruity among his erudite colleagues is Edward Wilber Berry, degreeless dean of Johns Hopkins University. In 1890 he completed his academic education upon being graduated from the Passaic (N. J.) High School. Office boy, clerk, salesman, he became, by happenstance. President & Treasurer & Manager of the Passaic Daily News. In the evenings and on Sundays he played with his hobby, geology. In 1905 he helped settle a dispute about the classification of some clays near his home, formed a friendship with a Johns Hopkins geology Professor. He did some research...

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