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The Boss and the Machine (Chronicles of America, Part 43) Samuel P. Orth

The Boss and the Machine (Chronicles of America, Part 43)

Samuel P. Orth

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Samuel Peter Orth (1873-1922), attorney, educator, lecturer, author, and historian, was born in Capiac, Mich. He accompanied Frederick A. Cook on his expedition to Greenland in 1894 and studied law and political science at the University of MichiganMoreSamuel Peter Orth (1873-1922), attorney, educator, lecturer, author, and historian, was born in Capiac, Mich. He accompanied Frederick A. Cook on his expedition to Greenland in 1894 and studied law and political science at the University of Michigan from 1896-97. He held the chair of political science and public law at Buchtel College, Akron, from 1897- 1902, was appointed honorary university fellow in political science at Columbia University, and received his Ph. D. degree in public law in 1903, coming then to Cleveland to practice law. He was elected a member of the Board of Education in 1904 and became president in 1905. While in Cleveland, Orth was also assistant U. S. attorney (1905-06) and lectured on political science at Case School of Applied Science, Western Reserve University, and Oberlin College. He left Cleveland in 1912 to teach at Cornell University. Orth wrote several books, including Centralization of Administration in Ohio (1903), and A History of Cleveland (3 vols. ) (1910).