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Lee Rainwater
Percy Lee Rainwater, educator and sociologist, the son of Percy Lee (q.v.) and J. Tennis McDowell Rainwater, was born in Oxford, Mississippi on 7 Jan 1928. He studied at George Washington University (1944-1945), the University of Southern California (1945-1946), and the University of Chicago (1950), from which institution he was awarded a Ph.D. in 1954. Married to Carol Lois Kampel (16 Jul 1959), Dr. Rainwater has been associate director of Social Research, Inc., Chicago (1950-1963), and a professor of sociology and anthropology at Washington University, St. Louis (1963-1968). He has served as editor of Transaction magazine (1963-1971), and since 1968 has been professor of sociology at Harvard. Apart from his books, Dr. Rainwater contributes numerous articles to professional journals.

From Lives of Mississippi Authors, 1817-1967, James B. Lloyd, editor
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