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From Martha Mitchell’s Encyclopedia Brunoniana:

Dealey, James Q.

James Quayle Dealey (1861-1937), professor of social and political science, was born in Manchester, England, on August 13, 1861. He moved with his parents to Galveston, Texas, when he was nine years old. At the age of 17 he joined two older brothers employed by the Galveston News, and worked in various capacities at the newspaper until 1884, when he decided to resume his education. He prepared at Cook Academy in Montour Falls, New York, and graduated from Brown in 1890. The next year he was professor of languages and history at Denton Normal College in Texas, and from 1891 to 1893 he taught Latin at Vermont Academy. He received his master’s degree from Brown in 1893 for study in Greek and German, and became an instructor in Latin at Brown. Changing his field to political and social studies, he earned his Ph.D. from Brown in 1895, after which he was appointed assistant professor of social and political science. He was promoted to associate professor in 1898 and full professor in 1910. He was chairman of the Department of Political and Social Science from 1910 until his retirement in 1928. He also served as lecturer at the Naval War College from 1916 to 1928, and during the first World War was the liaison officer between the University and the War Department. In 1921-22, in connection with Brown-in-China, he spent a semester teaching at Shanghai College. In 1905 he published Textbook of Sociology with Lester Ward, whom he helped to bring to Brown in 1906. He also published The Development of the States in 1909, The Family in its Sociological Aspects in 1912, Growth of the State Constitutions in 1915, State and Government in 1921, Foreign Policies of the United States in 1926, and Political Situations in Rhode Island in 1928. In 1928 he retired and returned to Texas, where he became editor-in-chief of the Dallas News, of which his brother George was president. He remained in that capacity until his sudden death on January 22, 1937, which occurred while he was at his desk conferring with his brother.

The above entry appears in Encyclopedia Brunoniana by Martha Mitchell, copyright 1993 by the Brown University Library. It is used here by permission of the author and the University and may not be copied or further distributed without permission.


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