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Professors Choose Most Influential Men

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WBZ-TV yesterday thrust a monumental task on the shoulders of three local academicians during a telecast called "Destiny Makers." Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. '38, professor of History, Donald Bigelow, professor of history at Brandeis, and John H. Laverly, professor of philosophy at B.U., undertook to determine the names of the five most influential Americans of the first half of the 20th century.

Although all agreed on Franklin D. Roosevelt '04, Woodrow Wilson, and Henry Ford, each professor had separate candidates for the last two positions in the line-up. Professor Schlesinger supported Theodore Roosevelt '81 and Sinclair Lewis against Frank Lloyd Wright, Henry Luce, and John Dewey.

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