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JAMES, Edmund Janes, political economist, born in Jacksonville, Ill., 21 May, 1855. He studied at Harvard, and then at the University of Halle, in Prussia. where in 1877 he took the degree of Ph. D. After teaching in Illinois until 1883, he was appointed in that year to the professorship of public finance and administration in the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. James is a member of scientific societies, and was vice president of the American economic association in 1885. He was editor of the "Illinois School Journal" during 1880-'3, and in 1884 became associate editor of the "Finanzarchiv" of Wurzburg, Germany. His scientific papers number about 100, and have been contributed to journals and the proceedings of societies both at home and abroad. He is now (1887) preparing for the National government reports on the "Peaching of Political Science in the Schools and Universities of Europe and America" and the "Relation of the Government to the Preservation and Extension of our Forests." Dr. James has also published a translation of Isocrates's "Panegyrics" (Cambridge, 1874); "Entwickelung des amerikanischen Zolltariffs" (Jena. 1877); and "Relation of Modern Municipality to the Gas Supply" (Baltimore, 1886).
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