Chicago Tribune

PROF. G. H. MEAD OF THE U OF CHICAGO DIES SUDDENLY
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Head of Philosophy Staff Is Heart Victim.

Prof. George Herbert Mead, chairman of the department of philosophy of the University of Chicago, considered by scholars one of the foremost philosophers of the day, died suddenly last evening of heart disease at the home of his son, Dr. Henry Mead of 5730 Kimbark avenue. The end came less than 24 hours after he had returned home from St. Lukeís hospital as on the road to recovery.

Prof. Mead was born in South Hadley, Mass., and was 63 years old. He was educated at Oberlin college, Harvard university, and the universities of Leipzig and Berlin. Prof. Mead was a colleague of Prof. John Dewey, noted philosopher, at the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago.

Delivers Carus Lectures.

The teachings of Prof. Mead won him recognition from philosophy groups, and last winter he delivered the famous Carus lectures at the University of California under auspices of the American Philosophical association.

Prof. Mead published many articles in philosophy journals. These were his main literary contributions. He came to the University of Chicago in 1894, and was appointed head of the philosophy department two years ago.

Makes Plans to Leave

He offered his resignation last autumn, to become effective at the end of the spring quarter, to accept a yearís appointment at Columbia university beginning next fall. Subsequently reports were circulated that the resignation, and that of several other members of Prof. Meadís department, were prompted by disagreement over new administration policies.

Funeral services will probably be held Wednesday afternoon at Bond chapel, University of Chicago. The body will be cremated. Surviving Prof. Mead are his son and a sister, Mrs. Alice M. Swing, who is now in London.

 

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