Dr. Cattell is credited with being a major force in making psychology a respected field of science and study.
He graduated from Lafayette College in 1880, having entered college at age 16. Following college, he spent a number of years studying in Europe. He returned to the US in 1889, taking a professorship at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1891, he moved to Columbia University in New York. In 1895, he became President of the American Psychological Association.
Following a controversy over his opposition to the US military draft for World War I, he lost his Columbia position. He then became more active in editing scientific journals, including Science.
According to his death certficate, he was survived by his wife, Josephine Owens. He was cremated; it is unclear if his remains are in Easton Cemetery.
Josephine Owens Cattell
1865–1948 (m. 1888)
Henry Ware Cattell
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