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Stephen Leacock

Stephen LeacockAKA Stephen Butler Leacock

Born: 30-Dec-1869
Birthplace: Swanmore, Hampshire, England
Died: 28-Mar-1944
Location of death: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Cause of death: Cancer - Throat
Remains: Buried, St. George the Martyr Churchyard, Jackson's Point, Ontario, Canada

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Economist

Nationality: Canada
Executive summary: Literary Lapses

Father: Peter Leacock
Mother: Agnes Emma Butler
Wife: Beatrix Hamilton (m. 1900, d. 1925 breast cancer)

    High School: Upper Canada College (attended 1882-87)
    University: BA, University of Toronto (1891)
    Teacher: Upper Canada College (eight years)
    University: PhD, University of Chicago (1903)
    Professor: Department Head, Economics and Political Science, McGill University (1908-36)

    Lorne Pierce Medal 1937

Author of books:
Elements of Political Science (1906)
Practical Political Economy (1910, economics)
Literary Lapses (1910)
Nonsense Novels (1911)
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (1912)
Behind the Beyond, and Other Contributions to Human Knowledge (1913)
Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich (1914)
Adventures of the Far North (1914)
The Dawn of Canadian History (1914)
Moonbeams from the Larger Lunacy (1915)
The Hohenzollerns in America (1919)
Winsome Winnie (1920)
The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice (1920)
My Discovery of England (1922)
Winnowed Wisdom (1926)
Short Circuits (1928)
The Economic Prosperity of the British Empire (1931, economics)
Mark Twain (1932, biography)
Charles Dickens, His Life and Work (1933, biography)
Humour: Its Theory and Technique (1935, nonfiction)
My Discovery of the West (1937)
The Boy I Left Behind Me (1946, memoir)



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