Norman Dwight Harris, patron of the Journal of Asian Studies, after an illness of several months, passed away on September 4, 1958, in his home in Daytona Beach, Florida. Professor Harris was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on January 25, 1870. In 1892, he graduated from the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University. After studying a year in the University of Chicago, he spent three years at the Universities of Berlin and Leipzig. In 1901, he received his degree of doctor of philosophy at the University of Chicago. For the next four years, he served as instructor in history in Lawrence College, in Appleton, Wisconsin. In 1906, he was appointed Professor of European Diplomatic History in Northwestern University. Ten years later, he oragnized the Department of Political Science at Northwestern, and remained chairman of this department until his retirement in 1928.

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