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James, Edmund Janes 1855- Educator; born in Jacksonville, Ill., May 21, 1855; was educated at the Illinois State Normal School and at the Northwestern and Harvard universities. In 1878-79 he was principal of the High School at Evanston, Ill.; in 1879-82 principal of the Model High School at Normal, Ill.; and in 1883-95 Professor of Public Finance and Administration in the Wharton School of Finance and Economy of the University of Pennsylvania. He was also Professor of Political and Social Science in the University of Pennsylvania in 1884-95, and editor of Political Economy and Public Economy and public law series, published by the University of Pennsylvania, in 1886-95. He became president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science in 1889, and from 1890 to 1895 edited its Annals. In the latter year he was made associate editor. In 1895 he was chosen Professor of Public Administration and director of the Extension Division in the University of Chicago. In 1891-