Mecklin, John (Moffat), 1871-1956
- Existence: 1871 - 1956
John Moffatt Mecklin was born on January 21, 1871, in Poplar Creek, Mississippi. He graduated from Southwestern Presbyterian University in 1890, and received a bachelor of divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1896. After spending time, studying in Germany, he received a Ph.D. from the University of Leipzig in 1899. Before he joined the faculty of Dartmouth College as professor of sociology in 1920, Mecklin had taught at Lafayette College in Washington, Jefferson College and the University of Pittsburgh. He received an honorary degree from Dartmouth College in 1920. Mecklin retired from active teaching in 1941, but continued to write, most notably his autobiography "My Quest for Freedom," which was published in 1945. Mecklin died in May 1956.
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Overview John Moffatt Mecklin (1871-1956), professor of sociology, author and philosopher. Dartmouth College Honorary Degree 1920. Consists of study notes in German, correspondence and typescripts of writings by Mecklin, including his autobiography and dissertation.