George Edgar Vincent

George Edgar Vincent ( born March 21, 1864 in Rockford, Illinois, † February 2, 1941 ) was an American sociologist and 6th president of the American Sociological Association. He was the world's first Fellow on a sociological institution.

The son of a bishop and church founder, earned a Bachelor's degree after studying at Yale University. In 1892 he was a Fellow at the world's first Sociology Institute. At the University of Chicago, which had been founded in the same year He graduated in 1896 with a doctorate, doctoral supervisor was Albion Woodbury Small. The title of his dissertation was: Social Mind and Education.

In 1904 Vincent was professor of sociology at the University of Chicago, 1911, he moved to the University of Minnesota, whose president he became.