Ernest Burgess

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1886 – 1966

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Who was Ernest Burgess?

Ernest Watson Burgess was an urban sociologist born in Tilbury, Ontario. He was educated at Kingfisher College in Oklahoma and continued graduate studies in sociology at the University of Chicago. In 1916, he returned to the University of Chicago, as a faculty member. Burgess was hired as an urban sociologist at the University of Chicago. Burgess also served as the 24th President of the American Sociological Association.

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Born
May 16, 1886
Tilbury, Ontario
Also known as
  • Ernest Watson Burgess
Nationality
  • Canada
Education
  • University of Chicago
  • Kingfisher College
Employment
  • University of Chicago
Lived in
  • Chatham-Kent
Died
Dec 27, 1966

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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