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Samuel I. Hayakawa

Samuel I. HayakawaSamuel I. Hayakawa was an Illinois Tech English faculty member from 1939–1948 and an internationally recognized semanticist. During his IIT tenure, he published his first book on the meaning of language, the best-selling Language in Thought and Action. He served as president of San Francisco State University from 1968–1973, and in 1977 took office as a U.S. senator from California at age 70.

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