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Miles Menander Dawson


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Consulting Actuary and Counsellor at Law. Born: Viroqua, Wisconsin, May 13, 1863. Parents: Martha Wright Dawson and John Dawson. Education: Common Schools and Kentucky (now Transylvania) University; L.L.B., New York University; LL.D., Transylvania University. Franternities Delta Upsilon. Special Activities and Business Career: New York Insurance; Wisconsin Insurance; Canadian Insurance Investigations. F. and A. Mason 32° . . . .


Miles Menander Dawson, Poems of the New Times: A Volume of Lyric Verse, including Kickapoo River Ballads in Character and Kismet, a Lyric Drama after a Greek model (New York: Alliance Pub. Co. 1896)(New York: Alliance Pub. Co., 1901) [online text]


Henrik Ibsen, Brand, a Dramatic Poem (Boston: Four Seas Co.,1916)(transl. into English verse, rhymed and in the original metre, by Miles Menander Dawson)


Miles Menander Dawson, Elements of Life Insurance (Chicago, Illinois: Independent Print. and Pub. Co., 1892) [online text] (New York: The Spectator Co., 1902)(New York: The Spectator Co., 1911) [online text] (New York: The Spectator Co., 1914)

___________________, American Life Insurance Methods (Philadelphia: American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1894)

___________________, Principles of Insurance Legislation (New York: Humboldt Library, 1895) [online text]

___________________, Assessment Life Insurance. A Treatise Showing the Origin, Development and Condition of the Assessment System of Life Insurance (New York: The Spectator Co., 1896)

___________________, Practical Lessons in Actuarial Science: An Elementary Text-Book (New York: Spectator Co., 1898) [online text] (New York: The Spectator Co., 1905)

____________________, Things Agents Should Know: An Intensely Practical Book for Life Insurance Agents (New York: Insurance Press, 1900)

____________________, The Development of Insurance Mathematics: Two Lectures delivered before the students in the School of Commerce of the University of Wisconsin, the fall term of 1901 (New York: Insurance Press, 1901) [online]

____________________, Comparative Reserve Tables (New York: Chronicle, 1908)

___________________, et. al., Workingmen's Insurance in Europe (New York: Charities Publication Committee, 1910) [online text] (New York: Charities Publication Committee, 1911)

___________________, The Business of Life Insurance (New York: A.S. Barnes & Co., 1905) [online text] (New York: A.S. Barnes, 1906)

___________________, The Ethics of Confucius: The Sayings of the Master and His Disciples upon the Conduct of "The Superior Man" (New York: Putnam, 1915)(New York: International Press, 1933)

___________________, Various Derived Tables: American Experience Table of Mortality (New York: Chronicle Co., 1915)

___________________, The Ethics of Socrates: A Compilation of the Teachings of the Father of Greek and Roman Philosophy, as reported by his disciples, Plato and Xenophon, and developed and commented upon by Aristotle, Cicero, Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, and others (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1924)

___________________, The Basic Thoughts of Confucius: The Conduct of Life (New York: Garden City Pub. Co., 1915)

___________________, The Basic Teachings of Confucius (New York : New Home Library, 1915)(New York: New Home Library, 1942)

___________________, The Conduct of Life: The Ethics of Confucius (New York: Carlton House, 1915)

____________________, The Ethical Religion of Zoroaster (New York: The Macmillan Co., 1931)(New York: AMS Press 1969)(New York : Macmillan, 1972)

___________________, The Wisdom of Confucius: A Collection of the Ethical Sayings of Confucius and of His Disciples (Boston: International Pocket Library, 1932)

___________________, The Conduct of Life: The Basic Thoughts of Confucius ( New York: Garden City Pub. Co., 1941)

___________________, The Ethics of Confucius ( New York: Cosimo Classics, 2005)